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Old 11-01-2009, 11:29 AM
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Default Research Paper on Prisoners, please help!

Hi Ya'll. I'm currently taking a psychology class. We're required to do a research paper, of course. Well my first choice of topic was the obvious psychology topics, addiction, mental illnesses, blah blah blah. Going into my school library to look for books on my subject, I ran into tons of books on exactly what we're going through. Prisoners, their mind set, the changes they go through and how they are treated. They have everything, everything down to an ex-inmates mind set and their transition from prison to "back to normal".

I thought the topic would be perfect. My hunnie will be home in about 2 weeks, but I thought i'd learn what really goes on in there, what experts believe about visitation, phone calls, letters etc.

I thought i'd share this with ya'll. Im sure i'll be using the site to get some more input. If you have any idea's or suggestions, please, by all means, give them to me!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:44 PM
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:24 PM
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I, too, had a psychology paper to do for Community Psychology and chose "Prison". There are so many aspects you could research! I ended up researching the theory of rehabilitation (or lack there of) in prisons which ended up going into recidivism rates, prison programs, state funding, mental health programs in prisons, etc..

Not sure if there is a specific path you want to go down, but feel free to PM me if you want..
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:05 AM
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If you would like information on how the prison system treats prisoners with mental health issues, I'd be happy to share the story of what TX did to my husband if you would like that information for your paper. I'm a Psych major too =).
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