During the training, participants are instructed in a personal practice that can be used on a daily basis to further the benefits of the training. They can be supported through weekly follow-up sessions to reinforce the effects of the training. By combining the instructor led course with the daily personal practice and weekly follow-up sessions, the benefits are sustainable both while in prison and after they are released back into society.
The effective contribution of Prison SMART to a more humane detention climate depends on the participation of the greatest possible number of people who are directly or indirectly involved in the prison system. More specifically, the training of both personnel and detainees can create a strong synergetic effect.