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Still Doing Life: Exhibit and Resource Guide

22 Lifers and their perspectives, then and now.

Center for Restorative Justice

The USD Center for Restorative Justice prepares the next generation of diverse leaders and provides research, academic coursework, training and technical assistance for projects within and beyond higher education.

Defining Restorative Justice

Restorative justice is a way to prevent or respond to harm in a community with an emphasis on healing, social support, and active accountability. RJ includes a variety of practices with many rooted in indigenous and religious traditions. Some practices help prevent harm by helping people build relationships and strengthen communities. Other practices respond to harm by helping to clearly identify harms, needs, and solutions through an inclusive and collaborative decision-making process.

About the Exhibit

Image of three of the images from Still Doing Life collection hanging in the Legal Research Center at the University of San Diego

Still Doing Life

March 13 - 30, 2023 M-F: 8-6, Sat & Sun: 10-6, Free and open to the public!

Pardee Legal Research Center, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park Way, San Diego, CA 92110, (619) 260-4542,

The Legal Research Center is proud to partner with USD's Center for Restorative Justice to present the Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later exhibit. Still Doing Life consists of 22 pairs of photographs taken 25 years apart of individuals serving life without the possibility of parole sentences in Pennsylvania prisons.

Artwork included in Still Doing Life presents the two photos of each individual side by side, along with excerpts of interviews conducted at the two photo sessions. Additional material featured in the exhibition includes informational text panels on the topics of life without possibility of parole sentencing and restorative justice philosophy, as well as hard copies of the Still Doing Life publication and video of the authors (Howard Zehr and Barb Toews) in conversation about the project.

Resources on Restorative Justice

Video Resources on Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Organizations

Image of the Still Doing Life flier with the exhibit information and two sets of images