Minnesota State Department of Corrections Coordinator supports Narconon
State of Minnesota
Department of Corrections
State Reformatory for Men
St. Cloud MN
October 23, 1978
Mr. Trent Blackburn
6425 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028
As per your request, I am sending some of my observations on the Narconon Program after l ? years of operation here at the State Reformatory for Men.
In terms of inmate management, the Narconon Program has demonstrated itself to be useful. As a group, the Narconon "graduates" have shown a very significant decrease in the number of negative behavior reports "found guilty of" by the institution discipline system.
Several teachers from the institution's Education Department and other program staff have made comments which indicate that upon graduation from Narconon, the client's abilities to succeed in other institution training programs have increased.
It is too soon to make any conclusions regarding the program's impact on recidivism. However, I believe that the above-mentioned points alone justify Narconon's continued operation here at SRM.
Living Units Program Coordinator