A New Freedom

In-Cell Study: For administrative segregation or self-study

Did you hear about the Georgia DOC presentation at ACA?

At ACA on Saturday January 11th, the Georgia DOC presented How Georgia Does Business: The Evidence-Based Prison Project: Running Safer And More Secure Prisons Through Security Threat Groups and Offender Management. Their presentation included information about a Combination Self-study and Group Gang Program we created for their Evidence-Based Prison that has had a remarkable success! Here are links to the program models they use:   The Male version         The Female version

Core Programs

In-Cell Program — extensive workbook-based cognitive change and criminal thinking resources for administrative segregation or self-study. Material is organized into 5-hour weekly packets for a total of 240 hours of programming. Where appropriate, each packet ends with a competency check that tracks comprehension and understanding.
Download Program Model in PDF

Step Down Programs — Our Step Down programs provide structure for step down/alternatives to solitary housing. Our Conflict Reduction model features 128 hours of programming targeted to reducing aggression, violence, and people problems (facility, unit, and cellmate). An Orientation and three Phases allow a gradual step down out of Ad Seg or solitary housing upon successful completetion. The Gang Desistence version offers an additional 30 hours (158 hours total) focused specifically on gang issues. Assessment resources are included!
Download Program Model with TOCs in PDF      Download Gang Desistence Model with TOCs in PDF

Combination Self-Study And Group Program Program — This unique model combines 12 weekly Self-Study Packets with 12 weekly group sessions to process the self-study! Study packets for each week are about 30-45 pages, followed by 1 weekly group session shaped for 90-120 minutes. Each weekly group session features resources related to the self-study packet, including a competency review that address and probes comprehension of the self-study material.
Download Program Model with TOCs in PDF      Download the Women's version of this model.

The New Freedom Cell-Study Program:

A Workbook-Based Cognitive Change Program

Multiple resources provide a range of options to support your programming needs, including administrative segregation, self-study for general population, step down from ad seg and support for mental health units. These resources provide inmates with an understanding of the thoughts and feelings which have contributed to their addictions, dependencies, and other behavioral problems. Designed to carefully strip away defensiveness, these materials guide the inmate to identify his own areas of vulnerability, risk factors for relapse, and multiple dependencies. Finally, the workbooks provide the opportunity to learn and practice a set of critical coping skills designed to help address issues while incarcerated as well as post-release relapse prevention. This program includes a gender-specificcomprehensive substance abuse treatment curriculum.

New Freedom resources for cell-study or ad seg address additional aspects of cognitive change, teach additional coping skills for relapse prevention, and develop a detailed written personal post-release plan. They are supplemented by a series of short workbooks, Returning Home, which provide preparation for community reintegration. A critical feature of these resources is that they are appropriate for use in multiple applications: self-study, 1:1, or cell-door dialog, or small group. Thus, they can be used in administrative segregation or general populations.

Written at a Grade 5 reading level, these workbooks are supplemented by a counselor's template which identifies selected pages for quick review. The counselor can turn to those pages to assess understanding, insight, and progress. These materials are provided under a site license, a one-time cost, which allows unlimited duplication within a facility. A Spanish language version of this program is also available.

Programs can be shaped from one to twelve months and resources include a day-by-day breakdown of materials for easy use by program staff or counselors, as well as evaluation materials to support assessment of progress and inmate change. They can match well with ad seg behavioral management program criteria.

All of our materials are exceptionally affordable as they are provided under our site license arrangement allowing unlimited duplication.

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