Honolulu Magazine, December 2006

Let the Healing Begin



By facing the victims of their crimes, inmates at Waiawa prison start to move forward

Kansana was the second participant in the Waiawa Restorative Justice Circle Project (WRJCP). For three hours he sat face to face in a circle with his family members, who were ultimately the victims of his crimes. The facilitated process allows inmates to address the past and begin to make amends.

Click here to read Edwin’s story

By Lori Anne Tomonari


Edwin Kansana and his daughter Mahina. photographer: Cory Lum


Restorative Justice: Giving Victims a Voice



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