This study explored the impact a modified TC (Therapeutic Community) had on reducing institutional disorder as documented by institutional write-ups. The number of institutional write-ups exhibited by clients participating in a modified TC was compared with the number of write-ups exhibited by inmates in five non-treatment units over a four-year period. ANOVA (analysis of variance) revealed that the number of write-ups exhibited by clients in the TC was significantly lower than the number exhibited by inmates in the other five dorms (F(4, 24) = 5.61, p < 0.002).Further, when examined by category of offense (major/minor), it was found that the write-ups of clients in the TC generally were not as severe as those exhibited by inmates in the general prison population. The implications of these findings for corrections administrators are discussed and specific recommendations are provided.
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Recommended Repository Citation
Maglinger, Lee Wayne; Hughey, Aaron W.; and Burke, Monica Galloway. (2013). Assessing the Efficacy of a Modified Therapeutic Community on the Reduction of Institutional Write-Ups in a Medium Security Prison. US-China Education Review B, 3 (7), 538-547.
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