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The Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Personal and Institutional Change


BackgroundIntroduction: The Significance of Voluntary Sector Provision in Correctional SettingsBackground to This CollectionThe USA and the UK: Relevant Context for the Study of the Voluntary Sector in PrisonsOrganization of VolumePrisoners as VolunteersThe Nonprofit Sector and Prisons: Interactions, Boundaries, and OpportunitiesSupporting the Supporters: The Experiences of VolunteersConclusionsReferencesNon-profit and Voluntary Sector Programs in Prisons and Jails: Perspectives from England and the USAMind the GapFilling the GapPreparing for Post-release LivesOvercoming InstitutionalizationDeveloping Cultures of Learning and SupportBuilding BridgesGiving BackVariation in ProvisionConcluding CommentsReferencesPrisoners as VolunteersLearning and Practicing Citizenship and Democracy Behind BarsAn Unlikely Path to Citizenship: Prison as a (Trans) formative ExperienceMethodLearning Leadership and Citizenship in PrisonPrisons as Political PlacesPracticing Democracy in Prisoner-Led ClubsFormally Recognized Prisoner-Led Clubs at the OSPPresidents’ Meetings With OSP AdministrationConnections with and Investment in the Outside CommunityBenefits of Leadership and Citizenship Within PrisonRisks of Leadership Within the Prison SettingEncouraging Prisoners’ Citizenship and Leadership OpportunitiesImplications for the Voluntary Sector Working Within or in Partnership with PrisonsReferencesLeading by Example: Ways That Prisoners Give Back to Their CommunitiesThe Drive to Give BackMethodPrograms Initiated or Run by the Men in Prison for Their PeersHospicePrisoners as Peer TeachersPrisoner-led ClassesFundraising for Prisoners with Special NeedsCreative Writing and Book ProjectsInformal Mentoring of Incoming PrisonersPrograms Created or Run by the Men in Prison to Benefit the Outside CommunityYouth Empowerment Programs and Speaking PanelsPartnering with Community AgenciesHOME Youth Resource Center: Donations and Encouragement for At-Risk/Homeless YouthFamily FirstInteractions Between Community Members and the Men InsideInviting the Outside Community InsideInviting Community Groups, Sports Teams, Debate Teams, and Entertainers into One-Time MeetingsAnnual Car and Bike ShowImplications for the Voluntary Sector Working Within or in Partnership with PrisonsReferencesMovements Towards Desistance via Peer-Support Roles in PrisonThe Rise of Peer-Support in Prisons in the UKThe Listener SchemeThe Insiders ProgrammeToe-by-ToeRAPt MentorsPeer-Support and Criminal DesistanceMethodSetting and ParticipantsData CollectionAnalytic TechniqueFindingsChange and TransitionNew MeEarning TrustGiving Back and Making MeaningKeeping SaneAcquiring a Stake in ConformityAddressing Personal Trauma Through HelpingChannellingSummary, Implications, and TrajectoryReferencesThe Development of a Peer-Based Approach for Promoting Prisoner Health in an English Male Young Offender InstitutionYoung Adults in PrisonPeer-Based Approaches for Prison HealthPrison Health Trainer SchemeIrish Red Cross Volunteer Inmates ProgrammeThe Samaritans’ Listener SchemeMethodDesignSampleAnalysisFindingsTaking on a Peer RolePersonal DevelopmentPersonal Health GainsPerform a Civic DutyGaining Status and CredibilityUtilising PeersAccess to Information and SupportAuxiliary Healthcare ServiceChallenges to Utilising PeersPeer MotivationsBehaviour Change in the TGI ContextThe Social EnvironmentPrison Commitment to a Bottom-Up ApproachDiscussionConclusionReferencesІІІ The Non-profit Sector and Prison Culture: Interactions, Boundaries, and OpportunitiesThe Involvement of Non-profit Organizations in Prisoner Reentry in the UK: Prisoner Awareness and EngagementMethodProcedureSurvey ParticipantsQualitative InterviewsResultsEngagement Between TSOs and OffendersEngagement with TSOs According to Resettlement PathwayDiscussionReferencesCarceral Devolution and the Transformation of Urban AmericaPunishment, Sovereign Power, and the Rise of RehabilitationFrom the Prison Yard to the Church Basement: Taking Rehabilitation to the StreetFrom Employment to EmployabilityThe Rise of Prisoner Reentry and the Revisioning of RehabilitationPutting Prisoner Reentry in its Place: Final Thoughts on Carceral DevolutionReferencesFrom Ex-Offender to New Contributor: An Examination of How a Community- Based Reentry Program Addresses Racial Barriers to EmploymentLiterature ReviewEx-Offenders, Race, and EmploymentReentry and Employment ProgramsColorblindness and JusticeSignificance of the StudyMethodSampleData CollectionAnalysisResultsJob Search Strategies“Be in the Game”“Get Out of Your Own Way”“Get Out of the Story of What It Means to be Black”Responses to Job Search Strategies and Racial MessagesDiscussionLimitationsConclusionReferencesPenal Assemblages: Governing Youth in the Penal Voluntary SectorThe Role of the Penal Voluntary Sector in Shaping the Youth Justice SystemPartners in Crime: Youth Crime Statistics and the Role of the PVS under the YCJAMethodology: Mapping Social RelationsFindings: Hybrid Assemblages and the PVSStrategic Accommodation/Acceptance: Risk DiscourseChanging Minds (Within Reason)Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in the PVS: The ABCs of ComplianceDiscussionConclusionReferencesSupporting the Supporters: The Voices of Volunteers“Volunteers Welcome, That Is, Some Volunteers”: Experiences Teaching College Courses at a Women’s PrisonLiterature ReviewPrison EducationPost-secondary Prison EducationPrison Education VolunteersStructure and CultureMethodStudy SiteFindings“Volunteers Welcome, That Is, Some Volunteers”There’s No Crying in Prison Education“Anytime I Can Get People from the Outside on the Inside, It’s a Good Thing”DiscussionConclusionReferencesCrossing the Color Line into America’s Prisons: Volunteers of Color Reflect on Race and Identity in a College Service Learning ProjectMethodCommunity Service Learning in CollegeVolunteer PopulationData CollectionGeographic ContextFindingsFeeling at Home and the Intimacy of Mass IncarcerationTrauma of Going Back HomeUnderstanding Success: Racial Exceptions and Social MobilityGood Kids and Bad Kids: The Role of Exceptions in the Post-Civil Rights EraDeveloping Racial Identity in a Field of StereotypesThe Complex Contours of the New Jim Crow Color LineGhetto Authenticity and Black Middle-Class DilemmasDiscussion and ImplicationsReferencesDeveloping Support and Self-Care Strategies for Volunteers in a Prison Writing ProgramLiterature ReviewProgram Background and Volunteer PerspectivesProgram Reflection and Interview AnalysisVolunteer Perspectives on Working Behind BarsVolunteer Perspectives on Satisfaction with ExperienceWriting Builds CommunityWriting Inspires Creative GrowthWriting Reveals Human ExperienceVolunteer Perspectives on Challenges FacedParticipating in Human ConfinementManaging Difficult Disclosures and RelationshipsObserving RecidivismLonging for More Communal Reflective SpaceUnderstanding the Role of Activism and PrivilegeImplications for Volunteer Coordinators and ProgramsFormal Training OpportunitiesInitial Program Training and OrientationVolunteer Training ManualMidYear Volunteer Development Workshop (Trauma, Art Therapy, Restorative Justice)Informal Training and Outreach EffortsMonthly Volunteer NewsletterCoffee Shop StopsOnline Access to Program and Self-Care MaterialsDeveloping a Writing-Based Self-Care Plan for VolunteersAssessing Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue with the Professional Quality of Life ScaleCreating a Self-Care PlanWriting-Based Self-Care Techniques: The Journal Ladder and Writing to HealConclusionReferencesAfterword
 
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