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ERIC Number: EJ841710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Creating Decent Prisons: A Serendipitous Finding about Prison Hospice
Wright, Kevin N.; Bronstein, Laura
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v44 n4 p1-16 2007
Limited research has been conducted on the creation or impact of "decent" prisons, institutions where prisoners are treated with care and respect. This study set out to explore organizational factors associated with locating hospice programs into prison settings. Yet, the research produced unexpected findings about the contribution of hospice to the creation of decent prisons. Findings suggest that prison hospice programs have a transformative influence on the prisoners who volunteer for the program as well as on the overall institutional climate. Hospice appears to enhance the capacity to build and communicate respect, dignity and compassion among prison staff and prisoners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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