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Title: Therapeutic Community Act of 1978: Hearings on S. 3227 Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 95th Congress, 2nd Session, August 2 and 3, 1978
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 255
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents the oral and written testimony presented to Senate hearings in 1978 on legislation that would establish 10 therapeutic communities in facilities administered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a pilot period through September 1, 1986.
Abstract: These communities would operate under the direction of a mental health professional to provide continuous therapeutic treatment to volunteer inmates using transactional analyses, gestalt therapy, reality therapy, or other recognized group therapy techniques. Inmates would be required to abide by certain specified rules to maintain participatory status in each community. Speakers included Federal correctional officials, mental health professionals, treatment program administrators, an inmate, and others. They and others presented theoretical and case material describing the principles and specific treatment techniques to be used. Figures and reprints of articles
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Criminology; Federal prisoners; Inmate treatment; Legislation; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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