One of the most detailed reports ever made on an effort to establish a therapeutic community within a California prison. This work describes how the program was launched, gives a number of examples of its operation, and outlines the new problems and prospects created for inmates, staff, and the broader prison administration by this attempt to redefine the roles within the prison.
ELLIOT STUDT, a social worker, is a member of the senior research staff of the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.
SHELDON L. MESSINGER is Vice Chairman of the Center and is a sociologist.
THOMAS P. WILSON is assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.