Updated: May 26, 2020
In these days of increasing racial injustice and fear of “the other,” we are losing sight of what we might call civilized society. We’re witnessing the blatant denial of civil rights for black and brown Americans. And increasingly, many of us are feeling as if we can’t trust each other, elected officials, or our public safety institutions. But at one California State prison, there is cause for hope; here, in the most unlikely of locations, a Restorative Justice practice, led by incarcerated felons, offers a powerful model of healing for us all.