Source: (1999) Restorative Justice Ireland Network

The authors remark that although there is as yet no comprehensive literature on Restorative Justice in custodial settings, this report demonstrates the range of activities already being practised. Of all the countries covered in this report, only Belgium carries out restorative justice policy in a custodial setting as a result of national policy. Initiatives elsewhere are carried out by a wide range of interested and dedicated individuals or groups such as prison officers, prison governors, probation officers, psychologists, boards of visitors, chaplains or citizens. As can be seen in the report, a variety of RJ processes can be carried out at different stages of a prison sentence and in a variety of prison procedures, e.g., adjudications, parole hearings and complaints.