Restorative justice initiatives are taking hold in several institutional settings, especially Catholic institutions and groups. Restorative justice goes deeper than punishment; it involves a search for understanding.
Lawyer and author Jeanne Bishop speaks with NCR about heartbreak and healing. She has written about the shooting death of her pregnant sister and brother-in-law, and how she made peace with their convicted killer.
Justice Reimagined: If, as prison abolitionists believe, the system is working as planned to prop up racism and oppression, then it can't just be reformed — it needs to be abolished and replaced with something else.
Hundreds of thousands of people every year are swallowed up by the U.S. system of mass incarceration, which many fighting for Black liberation and against white supremacy view as both a symptom and a driver of racism.