Mr Woolf thinks the restorative justice scheme, run in Middlesbrough, which is used as an alternative to the court system in a bid to stop re-offending, was the jolt he needed.
â€œWhen you hear the harm you have caused, you have to be a bitter and twisted person not to be affected,â€ said Mr Woolf, who had spent 18 years in prison. â€œI thought they would say â€˜lock him up and throw away the keyâ€ but they wanted me to get help for drug and alcohol abuse, an education and a job.â€
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