Instead of cells there were bedrooms they had their own keys for. They had their names not numbers. Instead of guards they had new family with the "brother - sister" mentorship schemes. It made all the difference in the world to their brain development and healing. They were as spinning tops that needed someone to place a gentle steady hand upon their shoulders and make it stop - to give them enough inner peace to start figuring out a new and better way to live and relate to the world. The prison reforms were an important part of social regeneration, of making us real communities once more.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 19, 2020.