Classification and Treatment by Moral Development Level

Murder, She Wrote, continued

Classification and Treatment by Moral Development Level, by Dr. G. Harry McLaughlin, continued



The Unit is governed by community meetings in which every inmate and staff member of the Unit has an equal right to call meetings, to voice opinions, and to vote on decisions.


Meetings are held at least once a week, and there should be time available for optional extra meetings at least once a day. Attendance at meetings is mandatory.


There is a strict rule of confidentiality with staff making clear the nature of revelations concerning which they will not feel obligated to maintain confidence.


No subject should be forbidden.




Small groups deal with personal problems of importance to inmates. All discussions in groups is confidential, even between groups. Groups meet two or more times a week on a regular schedule. Membership is permanent and attendance is required.


Groups not only seek to help their members solve problems, they also try to make them aware of the social and moral aspects of those problems.

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