Source: (2014) Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. 16:187-219.

Part II of this Article briefly describes the United States prison system and how it fails to rehabilitate prisoners, resulting in disastrous consequences for both inmates and society as a whole. Part III describes prisoner facilitated mediation(PFM) and its benefits for inmates and communities. Part IV provides an in depth discussion of Prison of Peace, a successful prisoner facilitated mediation program. Part V offers suggestions on how PFM programs could be implemented more widely. Finally, Part VI provides a brief conclusion. (excerpt)