A caged prison jumpsuit, which is part of an art installation protesting the death penalty, is seen March 14, 2017, in Washington. (CNS/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
In this clip, Sr. Eileen Reilly explains the concept of restorative justice. "In our criminal justice system, the focus is on what law was broken, and what punishment is appropriate for this person who broke this law," she says.
"Whereas restorative justice would say, 'What harm was done? Who was harmed? And how can we heal that harm, or at least help to heal that harm?' "
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GSR shares clips from our friends at A Nun's Life Ministry. Check out full episodes of all their podcasts (Ask Sister, In Good Faith, Random Nun Clips and more, like the archived Motherhouse Road Trips) on their website, ANunsLife.org.