The evolution of a labyrinth walking program in corrections

J Forensic Nurs. 2013 Apr-Jun;9(2):101-4. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0b013e3182810457.


The development and expansion of labyrinth walking in corrections has signaled a milestone in the treatment of offenders, particularly those incarcerated for substance abuse-related offenses. In this article we describe the evolution of the labyrinth walking program from its inception highlighting: curriculum development and refinement, evidence-based and program evaluation findings. Methods used in working with key stakeholders are illustrated to both implement and evaluate labyrinth walking, and to identify future directions.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Goals
  • Humans
  • Meditation / methods*
  • Prisoners / psychology*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy
  • Walking*