Presentation on theme: "Alabama Department of Corrections"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alabama Department of Corrections Dr. Eddie E. Lancaster
2 Collaborating to Deliver Best Practices in Education within the Alabama Department of Corrections…
3 Crime Continues33, ,00011,000The Criminal Mind & Criminal Thinking - March 2012
4 Alabama Department of Corrections Pre-Release and Re-Entry Module Overview ADOC Goals for Prisoner Re-EntryDecrease the overall prison recidivism rates and overcrowdingPromote public safety for the general communityReunite parents and childrenDecrease public health and social disparities within the offender populationsOffer referral linkages to inmates and ex-offenders transitioning back into the communityTarget Populations – inmates within days of one of the following release status:SRP TransfersSplit Sentence ProbationersParole CandidatesEnd of SentenceProgram Duration:1-2 weeksPre Release and Re-Entry Program Staff:Institutional Reentry Designees
5 Pre-Release Program Model (Life Enrichment Modules) Module NameModule InformationModule 1:Addiction & RecoveryLiving SoberUnderstanding the Relapse ProcessPhases & Warning Signs of RelapsePost-Acute Withdrawal SyndromeStatewide roster of AA & NA meetings12-Step/Secular Sponsorship & SupportAccessing drug treatment, halfway houses,Aftercare/Continuing Care, & I.O.P. ServicesModule 2:Job, Career, Communication and Financial SkillsAccepting ResponsibilitySelf-Directed Job Search & Career PlanningCommunication SkillsFinancial ManagementVocational TrainingResume WritingModule 3:Faith, Communication, & Character-Building SkillsGod / Faith / CharacterFaith-Based Resources/Community LinkagesSpiritual Enrichment and MentoringCommunication & Relationship SkillsCharacter-Building SkillsReintegration into Society
6 Module Module Name Module Information Health, Education, Screenings & ReferralsHealth of WholeBodyPreventative Health Education Programs(HIV/AIDS, STDs. Hepatitis, Tuberculosis,Tobacco Use, Body Piercing and Tattooing,Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Breast &Cervical Cancer, Nutrition, Physical Fitness)Health Information and CommunicationReferrals to County Health Departments,Rural Health Clinics, Federally QualifiedHealth Centers, and Mental Health CentersGender-Specific Health Information InitiativesModule 5:Family Re-IntegrationBuilding BridgesBarriers & Challenges in Returning to FamilyChild Development & Disciplinary IssuesRe-establishing Intimacy & Sexual RelationsCo-Parenting and Family DevelopmentConflict Resolution/Anger/Stress ManagementRe-Entry Support Group and CommunityResourcesModule 6:Law EnforcementLiving By The LawNCIC Background ChecksProcess Release ID Card and C-80 ReleasePapersExit/Release Packet: Parole Papers, BusTicket, ID Verification, Clothing, Informationon Existing Felony Warrants, Misdemeanors,and Detainers
11 ADOC Educational Partners Calhoun Community CollegeLimestone Correctional FacilityGadsden State Community CollegeSt. Clair Correctional FacilityJefferson Davis Community CollegeFountain Correctional FacilityHolman PrisonJF IngramDraper Correctional FacilityElmore Correctional FacilityFrank Lee Community Based FacilityKilby Correctional FacilityStaton Correctional FacilityLawson State Community CollegeTutwiler Prison for WomenShelton State Community CollegeW.E. Donaldson Correctional FacilityBibb County Correctional FacilityWallace Community CollegeEasterling Correctional FacilityVentress Correctional FacilityEnterpriseChildersburgCentral Alabama Community CollegeChildersburg Work Release CenterAlex City Work Release Center
12 PACE Learning SystemsDISTANCE LEARNING…Following Pre-loaded ProgramsWorkforce Development –How to get a jobEmployability Skills / Training –Pre-employment skills
13 PACE Life Skills – Dealing with Conflict Self Concept Dealing with Emotions / StressSetting GoalsSolving ProblemsManaging TimeClear ThinkingIdentifying Work StylesEducation OpportunitiesEffective ListeningAssertivnessSelf EsteemDealing with ConflictSetting PrioritiesDecision MakingPlanningDealing With CriticismIdentifying InterestWhy We WorkDealing With FailureEffective SpeakingRelating To People
15 (Ohio Risk and Needs Assessment) IdentificationORAS(Ohio Risk and Needs Assessment)HighMediumLow
16 New Thinking! The criminal is not the victim The criminal chooses crimeThe criminal rejects society
17 Criminal and Addictive Thinking Pattern Thinking AddictionVictim stance Self PityGood Person stance BetterUnique Person stance OutstandingFear of Exposure MaskingSelective Effort ActingPower to Control DeceitSeek Excitement Self Pleasure
18 The Christopher Columbus Style of Program Design When he set out… He didn’t know where he was going. When he got there… He didn’t know where he was. When he got back… He didn’t know where he had been.
19 Evidence Based – What does it mean? There are different forms of evidence:The lowest form is anecdotal evidence; stories, opinions, testimonials, case studies, etc., but it often makes us feel good.The highest form is empirical evidence – research, data, results from controlled studies, etc., but sometimes it doesn’t make us feel good.
20 Evidence Based – What does it mean? Con’t To understand what works in reducing recidivism you first have to understand the factors that are correlated with criminal conduct. So, what are the major risk/need factors?
21 Evidenced Based – What does it mean, con’t Major Set of Risk/Need FactorsAntisocial/procriminal attitudes, values, beliefs andcognitive-emotional statesCognitive Emotional States:RageAngerDefianceCriminal Identity
22 Identifying Procriminal Attitudes, Values and Beliefs What to listen for:Negative expression about the lawNegative expression about conventional institution, values, rules, & procedures; including authorityNegative expressions about self-management of behavior; including problem solving abilityNegative attitudes toward self and one’s ability to achieve through conventional meansLack of empathy and sensitivity toward others
23 Evidence Based – What does it mean? Con’t Identifying Procriminal Attitudes, Values & Beliefs Procriminal sentiments are what people think, not how people think; they comprise the content of thought, not the skills of thinking.
24 Definitely NOT Criminogenic Needs Some so called “theories” we have come across“Been there done that ”“Offenders lack creativity”“Offenders need to get back to nature”“Offenders lack discipline”“Offenders lack organizational skills”“Offenders have low self-esteem”
25 So called theories, con’t “Offenders need to change their diet”“Treat them as babies & dress them in diapers”“We just want them to be happy”“Offenders (females) need to learn to put on makeup & dress better”“Male offenders need to get in touch with their feminine side”
26 Global Priority Attitude Hard Work Honesty Listening Goals Saving ResponsibilityPatienceGenerosityConflict