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Impacts of Long-Term
Long-term incarceration produces a mix of highly
conflicting, counter-productive influences which, when
combined into an overall experience, pervert participant
values and diminish skills required for post-release
Recommendations for the
Provision of Treatment to
Long-Term Offenders
Correctional agencies need to develop explicit,
goal-directed, insight-based policy statements concerning
the management of long-term inmates. Care should be
given that policies permit and encourage ongoing, active
development of self-change and human development
opportunities to inmates regardless of length of sentence.
Long-Term Incarceration
Board Only