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					Blessed are the Peacemakers

         Samuel Kawilila
         CURE ZAMBIA.
           March 2009.
          CHINGOLA.
      Zambian prisons are exploding
   Zambia’s prison population is high, as seen in the chart.

   Because of a serious backlog in the legal systems, many
    inmates wait in prison as long as seven years to come to
    trial .

   Overcrowding effects include overburdened sanitary
    facility, spreading communicable diseases such as
    tuberculosis STD, HIV/AIDS and increased tension and
    cases of violence.
 Facility name   Current inmate   Capacity   % over capacity
                  population

 Kamfinsa           1,200          350           350
  Lusaka            1,375          260           530
 Kamwala             780           250           312
Mwebeshi             360            80           312
Kansenshi            450           250           312
   Ndola             350            60           600
 Chondwe             260            80           325
Mukobeko            2,350          600           390
  Mpima              300            80           375
  Mongu              600           160           375
Livingstone          600           200           300
  Chipata            600           100           600
            Restorative Justice


Restorative justice in Africa has been highlighted
 by recovery of indigenous justice practices, use
 of community service to address chronic prison
 overcrowding. Policy change with restorative
 justice will be a method of reducing court and
 prison overcrowding.
    Retributive justice vs. Restorative Justice

   Problem                      Problem
     defined narrowly,             defined relationally as
     abstractly, a legal           violation of people
     infraction, only legal        overall context
     variables relevant            relevant
     state as victim               people as victims


   Actors                       Actors
     State (active)                victim & offender
     offender (passive)            primary with state &
                                   community
    Outcomes                       Outcome

    pain, suffering by              making things right
     identifying needs &
     obligations; healing,
     problem solving.               harm by offender balanced
                                     by making right

    harm by offender balanced
     by harm to offender

    Oriented to past               Oriented to future
     OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF CURE
    ZAMBIA TRAINING PROGRAM
This program is designed to reduce prison overcrowding by diverting
    cases, mostly minor offences into mediation process.


   In mediation, we seek to bring offender together with the people
   they have wronged to find ways to repair the harm, explore
   forgiveness and make plans for their transition back into the
   community.




   The graduates of this training program will seek peaceful
   resolution, including an exchange of restitution and forgiveness
   between offender and victim.
    QUALITIES OF A MEDIATOR.

   Active Listening.
   Analyzing
   Sensitivity
   Confidentiality.
   Earn the trust of the parties.

ROLES OF A MEDIATOR.

   Commitment to the parties concern.
   Neutrality-not to takes sides.
  Stand with us in prayer,
         together
 we can make this a reality.



THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

				
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