Conversations on the Margins

Chapter 6: Forgiveness, shame, redemption and punishment

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In Chapter 6, Lynn sits down with Caron McCaffrey, Director General of the Irish Prison Service and Stretch, Marty, Paul and Anto. This chapter asks us about forgiveness, what is it? Do we deserve it? And who has the right to ask for forgiveness. In these powerful conversations we learn about the effect judgement from society can have on a person's life after prison and how we need to better set up and support people after they leave. Marty, Paul and, Anto dissect the idea of forgiveness and how it is more impactful depending on who it comes from. As always, all the music you hear in this chapter is performed by men in the Wheatfield Prison Education Centre.