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Federal Bureau of Prisons Report (1978): Task Force and Executive Staff Report on the Role of Psychologists in Federal Prisons

by Robert J. Powitzky, Ph.D.


The following report on the role of psychologists in federal prisons is a previously unpublished document that served as an introduction to the first Psychology Services Handbook, which was printed and distributed internally by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in 1979.  When Russ Immarigeon, editor of Corrections & Mental Health, heard that I was primary author of both the report and the handbook, he asked me to write a preface with some historical information on the creation of the report and its subsequent impact.

Posted Wed, Apr 6 2011 2:27 PM by Tracey Vessels


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