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Habilitation or Harm: Project Greenlight and the Potential Consequences of Correctional Programming

  • Organization: United States Department of Justice
  • Author: James A. Wilson
  • Date Created: Monday, June 26, 2006
  • Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Why did inmates in an intensive reentry program recidivate at a higher rate than inmates who received no programming at all? In the new issue of the NIJ Journal, Dr. James Wilson explores possible explanations for the rather surprising results of an NIJ-funded evaluation of Project Greenlight.

Project Greenlight was a short-term, prison-based reentry demonstration project. It was jointly operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services and the New York State Division of Parole and administered by program developers from the Vera Institute of Justice.


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