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Therapeutic Community Treatment for Women in Prison: Some Success, But the Jury Is Still Out  

Author:  Nena P. Messina.; Michael L. Prendergast.

Source: Volume 01, Number 04, July/August 2001 , pp.49-53(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This article pieces together the available research on the effectiveness of prison-based therapeutic community (TC) drug treatment for women. A small body of literature has evaluated post-treatment outcomes for women in prison-based TCs and is summarized here. Also discussed is the treatment needs of women offenders and recommendations for addressing these needs.

Keywords: therapeutic community

Affiliations:  1: UCLA ; 2: UCLA .

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