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Baker, Mark W., 1965-

You can change : stories from Angola prison and the psychology of personal transformation / Mark W. Baker - ix, 210 pages ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210).

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Can a Person Really Change? -- Are Some People Just Bad Apples? -- How to Become a Person of Character -- People Need Community to Change -- Justice Means Making Things Right -- True Hope versus Wishful Thinking -- The Difference between Religion and Spiritual Transformation -- Resentment Imprisons, and Forgiveness Sets You Free -- Does Change Really Last? -- Endnotes.

Can people make positive changes in their lives that really last? To answer this question, Dr. Mark W. Baker wound up interviewing inmates in the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, located in Angola, Louisiana. Baker uses stories from inside Angola, along with his decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, to show all of us how to change our lives for the better--no matter who we are or what we've done.

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Louisiana State Penitentiary--Biography.


Prison psychology--Louisiana.
Criminals--Rehabilitation--Louisiana.
Change (Psychology)

HV6089 / .B35 2020

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