Source: (2000) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice 1 (November): 4.

Roy, a member of the staff of Penal Reform International (PRI), asserts that the prison as an institution is in crisis in two fundamental ways: (1) the management of prisons and treatment of offenders; and (2) the quality of justice dispensed through the process of imprisonment. PRI advocates the application of restorative justice principles to ensure penal and prison reform. In view of all of this, Roy outlines a PRI project "New Models of Accessible Justice" that strengthens community-based justice systems and alternative methods of dispute resolution.