30 Prisoners ‘Thinking for a Change’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole is graduating 30 probationers and parolees from a special program aimed at helping them make better decisions.
Parole Board Chairman Charles Traughber says “Thinking for a Change” is a behavior change course for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development and development of problem-solving skills.
Those graduating Monday have completed 25 lessons.
Says Traughber: “This program has been successful in helping people develop stronger life skills. People with these skills are less likely to commit crimes.”

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