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Program for Prisoners in Solitary Confinement

09/08/17 COMMENTS 0

In 2016, Lionheart created an unprecedented 14-session program, based on HOH – The Houses of Healing Self-study Course for Prisoners in Solitary Confinement was carried out, with great success, to 460 prisoners in three Supermax prisons in CA over the past year.

In solitary, there is usually no programming available and prisoners naturally degrade psychologically.  Research indicates that the prolonged isolation associated with solitary confinement adversely impacts individuals’ physical and mental health.  The HOH Self-study Course for Prisoners in Solitary Confinement  will not only offer a connection to the larger world with weekly mailings over a period of six months, but will also deliver a program shown to reduce depression, anxiety and anger, the psychological symptoms associated with solitary confinement, while bolstering emotional competency skills.

Effective rehabilitation programs offered to inmates are key to helping them manage the extreme circumstances they encounter in segregation, their successful reintegration into society while reducing incidents of recidivism. The HOH program for prisoners in solitary confinement fills an enormous gap in programming and has met with great success in CA prisons with 160+ men (to date) reporting dramatic changes and a significant reduction in the negative and potentially debilitating effects of isolation on their emotional and physical well-being.

To learn more about the Houses of Healing Program click here:  http://lionheart.org/prison/project/

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