Swindon Quakers are organising a public meeting on Friday 18 November, 7pm, to discuss whether restorative justice is the best way to change the way wrong doers are punished so that they "do justice" themselves, rather than "simply having it done to them."
Tim Newell, former governor of Grendon Prison, will introduce and chair the meeting which will be held at the Pilgrim Centre, Regent Circus, Swindon
Tony Aldridge, the Restorative Justice Co-ordinator of the Swindon Youth Offending Team will talk about real experiences and former barrister and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland will explain what the government is doing to encourage the greater use of non-custodial sentences and the place of restorative justice.
The meeting is free to attend. For details mail Paul Sunners, firstname.lastname@example.org