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Resolving Conflicts in Prison

Roeger, Debbie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Relational Justice Bulletin. 19:4-5. Relationships Foundation. Downloaded 30 March 2004.

In this article Debbie Roeger reports on Opening Doors of Ohio, Inc., of which she is the founder and executive director. Opening Doors is a not-for-profit organization designed to support conflict resolution in Ohio prisons. The impetus for founding Opening Doors came from a decision by the management of Marion Correctional Institution to change the cultural view of how conflict had been historically addressed and resolved in the prison. It involves skill-building programming for prisoners and staff to learn new conflict resolution skills, as well as alternative processes (including the option of mediation) to resolve actual conflicts in prison.


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