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The Use and Impact of Correctional Programming for Inmates on Pre- and Post-Release Outcomes

NIJThis report from the National Institute of Justice reviews the available evidence on the impact of institutional programming on pre- and post-release outcomes, prison misconduct, recidivism, post-release employment, and costs avoided through the prevention of crime. The study includes evaluations of educational and social support programming; cognitive behavioral therapy; chemical dependency and sex offender treatment; mental health interventions; and prisoner reentry programs.