Prisoner of the mind

An image from an inmate at HM Prison Winchester, courtesy of the Koestler Trust, leads a collection of articles on psychology in prisons.

In the March edition, we have four articles on psychology in prisons, which we collect together here.

The survival secrets of solitaries
Ian O’Donnell finds resilience and growth in a most unlikely environment

The emperor’s new clothes?
Graham Towl and David Crighton consider sex offender treatment and the ‘New Public Management’ trend

Rehabilitation – writing a new story
Adrian Needs looks at the importance of process and context in turning prisoners’ lives around

Understanding the experience of imprisonment
Joel Harvey discusses the role of the psychologist

Of course, there is much more to discover about psychology in prisons in our archive, and that of the Research Digest. For example, see this moving piece on prisoner suicide from 2015.

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