Restorative justice: That's a fancy term for the revival of an old concept: putting "correction" back into the corrections system. I've been writing about the importance of this for years, and especially since an epiphany in 2005, when hundreds of black men between 20 and 45 years of age responded to my modest offer of help in finding work after prison. To my surprise, people of all political stripes, including the Republican governor of Maryland at the time, saw the common-sense value of giving ex-offenders a second chance after prison. Moreover, it was clear that restoring offenders to society, reducing the chances of their return to taxpayer-funded incarceration, had to start with holistic preparation for re-entry while they were behind the walls. Maryland already has made some progress there; it needs to push further and show the rest of the country how to reduce recidivism.