Title

Through the bullet-proof glass: Conducting research in prison settings

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2007

Abstract

Ateam of academic researchers, clinicians, prison administrators and undergraduate and graduate students came together to conduct an evaluation of a pre-release discharge planning program in a women's prison facility. This paper describes differences between academic and corrections systems, adaptations needed in order to work within the correctional system, pragmatic and ethical issues addressed by our team, and the joys and benefits we experienced doing the project. Team members who had not previously worked in a prison setting found it an extraordinary, transformative learning experience in spite of the challenges. © 2007 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Trauma and Dissociation

Volume

8

Issue

2

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