Monday, January 16, 2012

Video: Behind the Fences at the Women's Correctional Center

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

What's the difference between a prison and a therapeutic community? It's a question we're exploring in the Wednesday, Jan. 18, edition of Boise Weekly, when contributing writer Carissa Wolf looks behind the barbed-wire fences of the Idaho Women's Correctional Center at its therapeutic community, which aims to reform prisoners.

While the program has shown some positive results, it's not without its critics, who claim the break-them-down-to-build-them-up tactics are akin to cruel and unusual punishment.

Check out the video preview of life inside the community.

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