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Title: Outcome Evaluation of a Prison Therapeutic Community for Substance Abuse Treatment
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:17  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1990)  Pages:71-92
Author(s): H K Wexler; G P Falkin; D S Lipton
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Some persons in the fields of substance and corrections still believe that prison-based rehabilitation is ineffective and that treatment efforts should be reserved for the nonprison community.
Abstract: While correctional institutions are generally hostile environments that impede attempts at both treatment and research, both can be accomplished successfully, even though it is highly difficult to maintain the integrity of treatment programs and research studies within correctional facilities. This study reports treatment findings for the Stay'n Out therapeutic community (TC), which has operated in the New York State correctional system for over 12 years. This is the first large-scale study (N = 1,500) that provides convincing evidence that prison-based TC treatment can produce significant reductions in recidivism rates for males and females. 1 figure, 5 tables, 27 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Corrections decisionmaking; New York; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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