Take Note: Pa. State Prison Inmates Discuss Peer Support, How It Helps The Ones Offering It Too

Sep 13, 2019

An inmate at the Pennsylvania State Prison at Rockview who is a certified peer specialist talks about the program, which allows inmates who qualify to go through a training and certification process and provide support to other inmates.
Credit Min Xian / WPSU

As part of the WPSU project “Overcoming an Epidemic: Opioids in Pennsylvania,” WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with six inmates at Rockview state prison in Centre County. The inmates are participants in the state Department of Corrections Certified Peer Specialist program or CPS, which trains them to provide peer support to other inmates. “Overcoming an Epidemic” is a WPSU multimedia project looking at what researchers, communities and government agencies are doing to try to treat and prevent opioid addiction.