Restorative justice: bridging crime divide

But individuals on both sides of the prison walls emerged from the experience stronger and with a greater empathy and understanding — some even forged friendships….

By Simon JonesSo far 16 inmates have completed the restorative justice programmes, while a further 12 have taken part in the Victim Empathy course.

Both programmes are designed to provide inmates with a better understanding of how their actions affect victims and their families.

Kimlo Webb, 47, who is three years into a 13-year sentence for attempted murder, signed up to the Victim Empathy programme last year.

By Simon Jones