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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

Brazil's Restorative Prisons
Brazil's restorative prisons
LorennWalker, AndrewJohnson, and Katherinevan Wormer

Brazil imprisons thousands, but a small percentage of fortunate people are imprisoned in APAC (Association for the Protection of the Condemned) prisons, where they are treated with respect and trust. This chapter describes the work of volunteers from a Catholic Church community association that helps administer the prisons in collaboration with the recuperandos (“people in the process of recuperating” aka inmates). Select recuperandos have the keys to the cells and prison. No governmental or other correctional officers work at the APAC prisons. Walker, who spent two days, including a night at a men's APAC prison, and Andrew Johnson, a PhD student who spent several weeks at an APAC prison, and Katherine van Wormer describe this remarkable ...

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