New NCCD Publication – Evaluation of the Insight Prison Project

September 28, 2012 | by 

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NCCD recently released a new publication called “Evaluation of the Insight Prison Project.” The California-based Insight Prison Project (IPP) is a nonprofit community-based organization committed to the design and implementation of rehabilitative programs tested within San Quentin State Prison.

NCCD recently released a new publication called “Evaluation of the Insight Prison Project.” The California-based Insight Prison Project (IPP) is a nonprofit community-based organization committed to the design and implementation of rehabilitative programs tested within San Quentin State Prison.

IPP programs are designed for incarcerated populations to develop insight and awareness about their emotions, behaviors, and motivations; practice new skills; and integrate these new skills into all aspects of their lives in order to correct entrenched negative behavioral patterns. IPP’s programs focus on a socialization process, a process of transformational re-education, that is designed to bring about a shift in ingrained patterns of harmful and destructive behavior; enable men to make life-enhancing choices; and then integrate them into lasting, positive behavior. 

Together, the qualitative and quantitative results of this study indicate that IPP’s programs offer a number of promising strategies to improve well-being and reduce violence, but also suggest that longer participation in IPP programming is associated with the
desired cognitive behavioral outcomes. 

Click here to read the full report.