skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 183585 Find in a Library
Title: Colorado State Penitentiary Progressive Reintegration Opportunity Unit
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:62  Issue:3  Dated:June 2000  Pages:102-104
Author(s): Larry Reid; Pam Ploughe; Rick Wright; Wes Lehman
Date Published: June 2000
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the Colorado State Penitentiary Progressive Reintegration Opportunity (PRO) unit.
Abstract: Colorado State Penitentiary’s PRO program operates as a stratified incentive program with increased privileges and responsibilities associated with different levels. The program includes four phases of approximately 2 weeks each and a fifth phase of indeterminate length. During Phase 1 staff evaluates inmates’ attitudes and commitment to the program. Phase 2 consists of unescorted and unrestrained individual movement for certain activities but inmates remain on 23-hour lockdown and receive meals in their cells. Phase 3 includes more liberal individual activities and evaluation of inmates’ operational rule compliance and ability to take direction. During Phase 4 evaluations continue and selected groups of program participants take their meals as a group. After 120 days, inmates who have met program goals may be considered for Level 5, close custody. The program offers an opportunity to assess inmates’ behavior in small group settings and allows staff to further assess the appropriateness of inmates’ progression out of the penitentiary.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavior modification training; Colorado; Incentive systems; Rehabilitation; Self-help programs; Social reintegration; Social skills training; State correctional facilities
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=183585

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.