So Veseley-Flad has founded ICARE, an Interfaith Coalition of Advocates for Reentry and Employment "to eliminate barriers to reentry by leading a Restoration of Rights campaign in the Restorative Justice tradition."
What's the problem? Even when prisoners do it all right, study hard, and play by the rules, they still can't catch a break. Veseley-Flad describes an example of how it goes:
ICARE will work with religious congregations on the outside to advocate for removal of the obstacles that prevent ex-offenders from re-entering society.
The project has generated a long and detailed list of laws and bureaucratic norms that ensure that the ex-prisoners never quite rejoin the human family. Veseley-Flad aspires to teach congregations how the system works against people and how to advocate for "restorative justice" instead of the present punitive norm.
In an article about her vision of justice Veseley-Flad wrote:
New Yorkers especially, check this work out.