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Jillian Carrington Featured in Sage Journals

Our very own Jillian Carrington was recently featured in Sage Journals: Pretrial Detainees, Sentenced Prisoners, and Treatment Motivation


A dilemma for corrections practitioners is treatment for pretrial detainees. They are innocent until proven guilty and are not required to take treatment, but many may benefit from intervention. To assess the general level of treatment interest and potential differences, a sample of 221 male remand and sentenced Canadian provincial prisoners completed several Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (CEST) scales. Prisoner treatment motivation and its correlates were assessed by examining univariate, bivariate, and multivariate effects for demographic attributes, legal factors, risk, perceptions of personal/family/pressure for treatment, and depression. It was found that about 36% to 40% of study subjects expressed moderate to strong motivation for treatment. Age, pressure, and depression were the only correlates consistently associated with treatment motivation. There were no differences found between remand and sentenced prisoners. Results indicated that pretrial detainees have a definite interest in undertaking programming.

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Article Information

Article first published online: June 22, 2019
1The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Corresponding Author:
Michael Weinrath, Department of Criminal Justice, The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada. Email: 

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