Pilot program reduces violent infractions in prison
Offenders enrolled in the Thinking for a Change program at the Airway Heights Corrections Center have demonstrated just how big of an impact modified thinking can have in a prison unit.
The program teaches offenders to change their thinking patterns and develop positive social and problem-solving skills. During the time the pilot program was implemented in the unit, violent infractions dropped by 75 percent compared to the neighboring unit. The non-pilot unit had 40 violent infractions since April 2012, while the unit using the pilot program only had 10.
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