The history and future of prison psychology.

  title={The history and future of prison psychology.},
  author={David M. Bierie and Ruth E. Mann},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},
T hi s ar tic le i s in te nd ed s ol el y fo r th e pe rs on al u se o f th e in di vi du al u se r an d is n ot t o be d is se m in at ed b ro ad ly . Prisons are the quintessential government institution, with almost complete control over the lives of the people compelled to spend time in them. Depending on how they are run and what services they provide, they have the potential to change people’s paths in life for the better or the worse, or indeed to leave people untouched. Furthermore, an… 
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