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Saying sorry, acting sorry: The Sycamore Tree Project, a model for restorative justice in prison

Walker, Peter
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Prison Service Journal (May): 19-20.

Peter Walker examines a project that assists offenders in not only saying they are sorry for their offense, but in doing something to demonstrate their remorse: restitution. The Sycamore Tree Project, developed by Prison Fellowship International, is a program for inmates to assist them in taking responsibility for their actions, from remorse to restitution. Using as an example the pilot at a prison in the United Kingdom, Walker explains the content and operation of the Sycamore Tree Project. A summary of the program’s outcomes is included in the article.


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