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Restorative Justice: A Practical Alternative to Prison

Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
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Patrice Gaines Teaching Prisoners, photo by Diedra Laird

Photo by Diedra Laird for YES! Magazine

More than forty years ago, Patrice Gaines spent three weeks in jail for a drug charge; ever since, she's been subjected to judgment and discrimination. The daily punishment she faces as a result of her criminal history led her to become a advocate for prison reform, dedicated to finding an alternative form of punishment that offers a second chance.

In this video, Free Speech TV interviews Gaines about restorative justice, a more humane—and practical—solution to crime.

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