Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Programs Within the Context of Prison-Based Animal Programs: State of the Science Review

  title={Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Programs Within the Context of Prison-Based Animal Programs: State of the Science Review},
  author={Keren Bachi},
  journal={Journal of Offender Rehabilitation},
  pages={46 - 74}
  • K. Bachi
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Equine-facilitated prison programs have become more prevalent and operate in correctional facilities in 13 states throughout the United States. However, there is a deficit of empirical knowledge to guide them. This article reviews 19 studies of prison-based animal programs and centers on patterns in the literature. It reveals how previous studies are relevant and how they can be applied to the examination of equine-facilitated prison-based interventions. Research of this field is warranted in… 
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