Library Catalogue

My Cart

Restorative justice in a prison community [electronic resource] : or everything I didn't learn in kindergarten I learned in prison / Cheryl Swanson.

Location

Public Safety Canada Library

Resource

e-Books

Authors

Publishers

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-236) and index.

Description

1 online resource (xiii, 243 p.) : ill.

Summary

This book provides insight into the philosophy of restorative justice, which aims to develop ways we can manage our prisons differently to achieve more positive outcomes. Using the case study of an honor dorm in a maximum security prison, the book posits that most of the inmates never learned the basic tools for living life productively and responsibly. The author uses the writings and reflections of inmates participating in a restorative justice program to demonstrate the challenges and transformative possibilities of this alternative approach to rehabilitation.

Subject

Online Access

Contents

1. Improvement needed -- 2. Restorative justice in prison communities -- 3. Restorative justice goes to W.C. Holman Correctional Facility -- 4. Learning to play with others -- 5. Cleaning up after yourself -- 6. Learning the ABCs -- 7. Working with others -- 8. Getting to the next grade -- 9. How guardians see it -- 10. What's next?

Date modified: