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Can victims, their families, and communities—even countries—heal after unspeakable acts of violence?

Academy Fellow and Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson outlines how the court system is taking notice of those persons who come into contact with the criminal justice system—even though taking notice is not an easy process when practices are steeped in tradition and long-standing beliefs.

It might surprise some of the readers of this magazine to learn that I have spent the night in jail. No, this wasn't a field trip to look for ghosts on Alcatraz Island.

We are in the middle of a crisis. Yet, many of us don't even know it," says Wisconsin Academy Fellow and criminal justice reform advocate Sister Esther Heffernan.

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