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Prison-Based Therapeutic Community Substance Abuse Program

Volume 66 Number 3
December 2002

Over the past year, California has experienced a substantial growth in the number of prison-based TC substance abuse treatment programs. Process evaluations of 17 of these 32 programs reveal issues relevant to implementation and ongoing operations of prison-based TCs in general. This article examines these issues and offers recommendations for implementing and operating TC programs in correctional environments.