MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2007 – As the prison population in the United States continues to swell, it is more important than ever for prison rehabilitation programs to have a working blueprint for dealing with the shame, humiliation, and loneliness of incarceration. Dennis Pierce, a teacher/counselor with Jefferson County Juvenile Detention in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and a doctoral student at Capella University, has written a book that offers a new approach to rehabilitation that is based on his 30+ years of experience working within prisons, in the criminal justice field and working with youth/young adults. Pierce is pursuing a PhD in human services at Capella University (www.capella.edu), which is an accredited, online university with more than 19,000 students. Read the rest of this entry »

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