AHP Produces Video Tour of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program in a Prison

AHP is pleased to announce a new video of a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program in actiona first-ever “virtual tour”shot at the Barnstable House of Corrections in Massachusetts. You can view the video here: http://www.rsat-tta.com/Home.

The Barnstable RSAT program is based on a modified therapeutic community composed of specially training correctional officers, treatment counselors, and inmates. The program features a robust aftercare program, including a Community Reentry Council consisting of community treatment and service providers and community corrections that meets to develop referrals and resources for each inmate six weeks before release. The program was also the first of its kind to provide injected naltrexone to inmates to facilitate drug free transition back to the community.

The new 27-minute video includes footage of the facility and settings in which inmates participate, as well as interviews with prison personnel, current participants, and former inmates now integrated into the community. The video offers insight into the workings of an RSAT program and how it positively impacts inmates’ lives.

Also available on the same website is a supplementary program manual about this model House of Correction RSAT program as well as a short video featuring current and former RSAT inmates describing their RSAT experience. The RSAT program team acknowledges the Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings and his staff, along with current and former RSAT inmates for their support and assistance in making the virtual tour possible.

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