Source: (1999) Prison Service Journal (May): 6-7.

Edgar maintains that restorative justice can be practiced in prisons; in other words, prisons can actively pursue the restoration of offenders rather than retribution. Restorative practices could involve greater attention to the needs of families of offenders; working with offenders to respond restoratively to victims (by acknowledging personal responsibility, and by taking other appropriate actions, such as reparation); and working with prisoners to establish mediation processes among themselves to resolve conflicts.