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Prior research suggests that educational opportunities during incarceration can help prepare one for reentry into the community and are effective in reducing recidivism. This article evaluates the differences between education programs offered at two Maryland State Correctional Facilities....
Despite efforts to bring parity to women's prisons, the reformatory ideal still played an important role in shaping the daily routines of incarcerated women in Pennsylvania at the end of the 20th century. Programs at Muncy, the only maximum security prison for women in Pennsylvania, emphasized...
This study examined trait argumentativeness, verbal aggressiveness, and communication satisfaction among incarcerated male youth ( n = 136). In addition, they responded to hypothetical anger-inducing conflict scenes. A moderate and positive relationship was found between argumentativeness and...
Nearly 1.4 million men are incarcerated in federal and state prisons in the United States. These men are disproportionately affected by HIV in comparison with the at-large male population. The elevated prevalence of HIV infection in U.S. prisons has raised concerns over the potential for...
As prison populations in the United States have soared over the last 30 years, offenders who are incarcerated for violating the conditions of their parole represent an increasingly large percentage of the overall population. Little is known, however, about who these offenders are, what they have...
Colvin, Cullen, and Vander Ven's differential coercion and social support (DCSS) theory offers a comprehensive explanation of criminal behavior. The author argues that it also has implications for understanding organizational governance and deviance within prisons. Using the Penitentiary of New...
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