February 21st, 2007
Kevin Wallen and Prof. Charles Nesson discuss Rehabilitation and Restorative Justice in Jamaica’s prisons. Nesson and Wallen were joined by June Jarrett, Chief of Staff in the Department of Corrections of Jamaica, and Gile Campbell, Head of Rehabilitation in the prisons.
Wallen, a Berkman Affiliate, is working with the government of Jamaica in a program called Students and Staff Expressing Truth (SSET) that addresses human development in the prisons and problems of re-entry when inmates are paroled. To date, SSET boasts a zero recidivism rate. Nesson says “Think of SSET as a strategy for the ‘society’ part of Internet & Society, with potential far beyond Jamaica.”