|Impact of the "Rethinking Personal Choice"
Program: September 2002
In the discussion that follows, the previous year's cohort will be referred to as the Pre-RPC Group, while the cohort for the RPC's first year will be referred to as the RPC Group (which is the group impacted by the RPC program).
NOTE -- Although only CM 3 inmates actively participated in the RPC programming at FSP, all FSP CM inmates are included in this report because the RPC program was designed to potentially impact inmates at all CM levels. The RPC program made the CM 3 status both a 'point of programming', as well as a 'point of achievement' (or a way by which inmates could obtain the primary goal of moving out of CM status). For this reason, the inmates were also categorized for selected CM-groupings based on CM status during the respective year. The categories are A (CM 3), B (CM 1 or CM2), and C (CM1, CM 2, or CM 3 [all CM inmates]).
|(A) Began in CM 3||197||208|
|(B) Began in
CM 1 or CM 2
|(C) Began in
CM 1, CM 2, or CM 3
(All CM Inmates)
As shown in this Table , in the year prior to implementing the RPC program at FSP there were 733 inmates who began in Category C compared to 802 during the first year of the RPC Program. Of the 733 total in a CM status in the Pre-RPC Group, there were 536 that began in Category B and the remaining 197 began in Category C. The 802 in Category C in RPC Group had 594 that began in Category B and the remaining 208 began in Category A.