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Prisoner-victim mediation works in Germany

 HEMPELS - Germany 29 September 2019

A new scheme to rehabilitate prison inmates guilty of violent crimes has taken off in Germany. Victim-offender mediation brings prisoners together with victims of crime in the hope criminals will understand the pain and suffering they’ve caused. The scheme has proven particularly beneficial to victims who often find a sense of closure. In an article for Hempels, Peter Brandhorst looks at pilot projects running at the Correctional Facility of the City of Kiel and the Schleswig Juvenile Institution. (997 Words) - By Peter Brandhorst

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Participants of Restorative Justice with a prisoner during a visit to the JVA Kiel. Foto: Peter Brandhorst

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