Prisons

Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychiatric Research

BACKGROUND: Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated that yoga can improve cognitive-behavioural performance and control. Although there have been no controlled studies of the effects of yoga in a prison population, we reasoned that yoga could have beneficial effects in a setting where psychosocial functioning is often low, and the frequency of impulsive behaviours is high.

Author(s): 
Bilderbeck, Amy C.
Farias, Miguel
Brazil, Inti A.
Jakobowitz, Sharon
Wikholm, Catherine
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

There is research that serves as evidence in favor of meditation-based programs as rehabilitative for incarcerated populations. This article reviews empirical research regarding the effects of meditation-based programs in correctional populations. Three meditation-based interventions have been shown to represent the majority of empirical research and are reviewed in this article: Transcendental Meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and 10-day Vipassana retreats. Selected dissertation research is reviewed as well.

Author(s): 
Himelstein, Samuel
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychiatric Research

BACKGROUND: Yoga and meditation have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety in healthy volunteers and psychiatric populations. Recent work has also indicated that yoga can improve cognitive-behavioural performance and control. Although there have been no controlled studies of the effects of yoga in a prison population, we reasoned that yoga could have beneficial effects in a setting where psychosocial functioning is often low, and the frequency of impulsive behaviours is high.

Author(s): 
Bilderbeck, Amy C.
Farias, Miguel
Brazil, Inti A.
Jakobowitz, Sharon
Wikholm, Catherine
Publication Title: 
Journal of Forensic Nursing

BACKGROUND: The percentage of incarcerated individuals in the United States is currently close to an all time high, and more stressful places than prisons are hard to find. Because registered nurses and advance practice nurses are often the only healthcare providers readily available to prison inmates, nurses need a repertoire of effective strategies to minimize prisoners' stress-related symptoms and behaviors.

Author(s): 
Kristofersson, Gisli Kort
Kaas, Merrie J.
Publication Title: 
Chiropractic History: The Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic

When the iron doors of the Scott County Jail shut on D.D. Palmer in the spring of 1906 he was destined to be the first of hundreds of chiropractors who would "go to jail for chiropractic" through most of three quarters of the century. This study recalls the significant jailing and the commitment of many who sustained multiple trials, convictions and imprisonment. By, far Ohio was the harshest jurisdiction in the country, jailing better than a third of those imprisoned. An extensive appendix of those D.C.s who served time, by states, is included in this contribution.

Author(s): 
Kimbrough, M. L.
Publication Title: 
Chiropractic History: The Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic

When the iron doors of the Scott County Jail shut on D.D. Palmer in the spring of 1906 he was destined to be the first of hundreds of chiropractors who would "go to jail for chiropractic" through most of three quarters of the century. This study recalls the significant jailing and the commitment of many who sustained multiple trials, convictions and imprisonment. By, far Ohio was the harshest jurisdiction in the country, jailing better than a third of those imprisoned. An extensive appendix of those D.C.s who served time, by states, is included in this contribution.

Author(s): 
Kimbrough, M. L.

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