“We find that these ex-inmates when they have a group that holds them accountable -- a community around them -- most of them do not recommit,” Siemens said.

....He said restorative justice is an important subject for people to learn more about.

“(It is) especially for Prince Albert being a prison town and the fact that a lot of released guys do stay here, are there better ways we can integrate them into society,” Siemens said.

He hopes the play will help raise questions and help eliminate some of the prejudice communities have against former inmates since 95 per cent of all inmates are eventually released from prison.

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