Barbara Brooks, President, Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Last week, I spent six days, April 11 through April 16, 2016, in ongoing training and as a facilitator, together with a partner, of a circle group of 18 inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California, under the auspices of the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) Restorative Justice Project. For our first group meeting in March 2016, there had been no scheduled, planned, written homework assignment. During my check in with the group at that first meeting, I read a poem that I had written. The men were intrigued, interested and spontaneously asked, “Can anyone write something like that?” I answered, yes, of course.