|Impact of the "Rethinking Personal Choice"
Program: September 2002
In this report on the pilot version of the RPC at FSP, applicable variables of interest have been related to specific Program Objectives to show whether or not (or how well) the RPC met its objectives. Below, where applicable, after each definition of a given variable, the number of the Program Objective (PO) related to that variable is shown in parenthesis. The variables are listed in number order of the PO to which it is related.
The pilot version of the RPC Program at FSP began on September 1, 2000. The 'like control group' used in this study was the cohort of CM inmates at FSP during the year prior to the implementation of the RPC program.
Thus, the comparison groups used were the respective cohort of CM inmates at FSP from September 1, 1999 through August 31, 2000 versus September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2001 (the first full year of implementation of RPC). The variables listed above were examined for each comparison group.
In the following section, the variables for each cohort are presented, compared, and analyzed based on program objectives and the RPC's impact on the movement of inmates to reduced management levels. The intent of the RPC program is to move inmates from more restrictive to less restrictive management levels (from CM 1 to CM 2 or CM 3 or Open Population, and from CM 2 to CM 3 or Open Population, and from CM 3 to Open Population).