Source: (2001) Paper presented at the International Prison Chaplains’ Association conference. Driebergen, Holland, May.

For many years a prison governor in Scotland and England, Coyle addresses the issue of restorative justice in the prison setting from considerable personal experience. On this basis, he discusses the reality of the prison today, particularly rates of incarceration and various attitudes toward imprisonment in societies. This leads him to ask what should be the vision for the future concerning prisons. In response he sketches restorative justice principles and practices, and suggests ways to apply them comprehensively to the operation and management of a prison.

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