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Responding to the Crisis-Belgium Establishes Restorative Prisons

Newell, Tim
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Restorative Justice in Prison Project. The International Centre for Prison Studies.

In March 2001 Tim Newell, Governor of Grendon Prison in England and advocate of restorative justice, visited, with other governors of English prisons, the Belgian Prison Service. The aim was to learn more about the Belgian Prison Service’s work with restorative justice. Following his visit, Newell wrote this paper. He discusses the genesis of the Belgian interest in restorative justice in prisons, specific elements of their approach to restorative custody, and examples of programs from particular prisons.


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