Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Massachusetts Correctional Facilities

  title={Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Massachusetts Correctional Facilities},
  author={Marlene Samuelson and James F. Carmody and Jon Kabat-Zinn and Michael A. Bratt},
  journal={The Prison Journal},
  pages={254 - 268}
Mindfulness-based stress-reduction courses were offered in drug units in six Massachusetts Department of Corrections prisons. A total of 1,350 inmates completed the 113 courses. Evaluation assessments were held before and after each course, and highly significant pre- to post-course improvements were found on widely accepted self-report measures of hostility, self-esteem, and mood disturbance. Improvements for women were greater than those for men, and improvements were also greater for men in… Expand

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