Shannon Moroney

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Through the Glass is an intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms and the human heart in which Shannon Moroney reveals the widespread ripple effect of her husband’s crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes retribution over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery. 

Shannon’s story sparks discussion and debate about gaps in the justice system, the treatment of direct and collateral victims, offender accountability, and the future of prisons. It also inspires readers to consider the role forgiveness might play in their own lives—no matter how they have been wronged. 

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Shannon Moroney Having a voice. Being able to share my story with others in a way that might help, inspire or encourage them. Transforming the senselessness of my…moreHaving a voice. Being able to share my story with others in a way that might help, inspire or encourage them. Transforming the senselessness of my experience into something that can make a positive difference.(less)
Shannon Moroney As the mother of twin toddlers, I have very little time to write. I think there may be another major writing project in my future, but I don't know…moreAs the mother of twin toddlers, I have very little time to write. I think there may be another major writing project in my future, but I don't know what it will be. For now, I'm happy writing articles and interviews for blogs and media outlets, as well as my own newsletter (which comes out four times per year). I also write letters to government, testimony for crime-related bills and consultations on proposed changes to legislation that are important to me and relate to the key issues in my book. I also give about twenty speeches a year, which I write and labour over as if they were chapters for a book. Does that count?(less)
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Thanks to host Lee Callahan @CBSSeattleWA and @965JackFM for a great conversation. http://jackseattle.cbslocal.com/2014/...
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“A friend once told me that she understood pity as 'I'm sorry for you', whereas compassion is 'I feel your pain because I see that you could be me and I could be you'.”
Shannon Moroney, Through the Glass

“I was realizing that forgiveness was a decision I would have to revisit over and over. It was turning out to be a process, not a single act. Forgiveness neither erased nor diminished the magnitude of Jason's violence and its continuing ripple-effect. It didn't take away the anger, frustration or loss I felt about what he'd done, and it couldn't bring back the life I'd had with him. What forgiveness did do was remind me that there was a human being behind the violence, and that his heinous acts did not represent the sum of who he was. Forgiveness gave me the permission to see and know both aspects of Jason, to be enormously angry and pained by his violent acts, but also to let go of that anguish before it took complete control over my mind and heart. Forgiveness stopped rage from becoming resentment, and it released me from having every aspect of my character and the life I still had ahead from being bound to Jason's violence. Forgiveness put my life back into my own hands.”
Shannon Moroney, Through the Glass




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