Source: (-0001) Contemporary Justice Review. 12(4): 433-448

Restorative Justice (RJ) has found significant utility outside the prison setting. For many reasons, it has not received the same level of consideration inside the institution...Although RJ has the potential to have a positive impact on the work of prisons and the experience of imprisonment, it has not found wide acceptance and is currently limited to a relatively small number of prisons and then often only delivered in partial platforms. We believe that RJ has a realistic future in prison settings and that the contradictions that may be identified are not debilitating. (Excerpt)