Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All

Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption, and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All - Sunny Schwartz, David Boodell Author Sunny Schwartz takes us inside the San Francisco County Jail system in "Dreams from the Monster Factory," detailing her time as a legal intern, an attorney, and ultimately a program director for the jail system. Schwartz introduces the concept of reparative justice, and violence prevention, to the jail system with a degree of success that both surprised and moved me. She tells the stories of hardened inmates making reparations, and learning from one another ... but also tells of the failures and recidivists (very few).This book is an interesting look at violence prevention from inside a system that is clearly broken and in dire need of the programs that Schwartz and her colleagues have designed.