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Evaluating New Mexico's Recidivism Reduction Program (RRP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01357291
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2011 by Pepperdine University.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : May 20, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
A a multi-site trial to measure the efficacy of the Recidivism Reduction Program, a prison based, twenty-one module reentry program operated by the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Behavior Behavioral: Recidivism Reduction Program Behavioral: Business-as-usual

Detailed Description:
The New Mexico Department of Corrections Recidivism Reduction Program (RRP) is designed to provide offenders with knowledge and skills that are transferable to the community setting and to address issues that offenders will invariably face upon release to the community. Transitional coping skills, offender expectations upon release, family issues, and dealing with authority figures are a few of the challenges facing offenders upon reintegration. The Recidivism Reduction Program is aimed at preparing offenders for the potential obstacles that they may encounter upon release to the community and providing them skills to overcome the challenges that they will face. The RRP curriculum focuses on belief systems, self-esteem, and rational thinking. The RRP is a twenty-one module clinician-led program (approximately 100 hours) delivered in a group setting within months of release. Outcomes focus on measures of transition readiness, successful transition into the community, and recidivism.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 159 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluating New Mexico's Prison-Based Recidivism Reduction Program
Study Start Date : March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2012
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Recidivism Reduction Program
Inmates who were assigned to the RRP intervention.
Behavioral: Recidivism Reduction Program
Assigned to the 21-module Recidivism Reduction Program
Other Names:
  • RRP
  • Mew Mexico RRP
  • New MExico Recidivism Reduction Program
Active Comparator: Business-as-usual
Business-as-usual are those inmates not assigned to RRP and who receive standard inmate programming.
Behavioral: Business-as-usual
Inmates who receive standard programming offered by New Mexico Department of Corrections prior to release.
Other Name: Control group

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Revocation rate [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Percentage of subjects in each condition who are revoked from parole and returned to prison during the 12 months following their initial release.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Days incarcerated [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Total number of days incarcerated in jail or prison after initial release.

  2. New arrests [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Number of new arrests in the 12 months following initial release.

  3. Self esteem [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmate score on self-reported self esteem scale at two-month followup (just prior to release from prison).

  4. Drug use self efficacy [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmate score on self reported drug use self efficacy scale at 2 months followup (just prior to release from prison).

  5. Criminal thinking [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmate score on self reported criminal thinking scale at two month followup (just prior to release from prison).

  6. Depression [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmates score on self reported depression scale at 2 month followup (just prior to release from prison).

  7. Anxiety [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmates score on self reported anxiety scale at 2 month followup (just prior to release from prison).

  8. Hostility [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Inmates score on self reported hostility scale at 2 month followup (just prior to release from prison).

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inmates who have six months prior to release
  • Inmates housed at one of the four experimental prisons
  • Inmates willing to participate in the Recidivism Reduction Program

Exclusion Criteria:

- Housed in security Level 4 or 5

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01357291

United States, New Mexico
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility (WNMCF)
Grants, New Mexico, United States, 87020
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (CNMCF)
Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States, 87031
Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, 87504
Springer Correctional Facility (SCF)
Springer, New Mexico, United States, 87747
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pepperdine University
University of California, Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Angela Hawken, PhD Pepperdine University
More Information

Responsible Party: Angela Hawken, Pepperdine University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01357291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPP0311F07
First Posted: May 20, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by Pepperdine University:
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