January 2007
Prisoner Rehabilitation: Success Stories & Failures;2007, p47
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The article offers information on the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), the central component to the life skills programs for the inmates. The therapy is a step-by-step method helping students change the way they act by changing the way they think. Using reflective exercises, assignments, and group discussions, MRT allows participants to better identify and assess their feelings, thoughts, and experiences, among others.


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