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NCJ Number: 35244 Find in a Library
Title: WATCHER AND THE WATCHED
Author(s): B M CORMIER
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 330
Sponsoring Agency: Tundra Books of Northern New York
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Sale Source: Tundra Books of Northern New York
18 Cornelia Street
Box 1030
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASED ON A SERIES OF PAPERS WRITTEN BY PROJECT STAFF, THIS TEXT DESCRIBES A SIX-YEAR EXPERIMENT IN THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY CONCEPT CONDUCTED AT THE DANNEMORA STATE HOSPITAL AT CLINTON PRISON, NEW YORK.
Abstract: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY WITHIN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING ARE OUTLINED. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DANNEMORA PROGRAM IS THEN DESCRIBED, AND DETAILS ON SELECTION AND TRAINING OF THE GUARDS AND SELECTION OF INMATES ARE PROVIDED. SPECIAL SECTIONS ARE DEVOTED TO SUCH ISSUES AS HOMOSEXUALITY, RACE RELATIONS, AND UNIVERSITY WORK IN PRISONS. THE RESULTS OF AN EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM ARE OUTLINED, AND DESCRIPTIONS OF A VISIT BACK TO DANNEMORA AND A REUNION WITH DANNEMORA 'GRADS' IN NEW YORK CITY ARE ALSO PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Correctional officer training; Group therapy; Inmate Programs; Milieu therapy; Staff development training; Treatment; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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