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For Quebec's government, program evaluation is now regarded as a necessity in order for public organizations to monitor and improve their performance (Lalande, 2010). However, relatively few evaluations are conducted in prison, despite the significant needs (Cortoni & Lafortune, 2009). The numerous challenges facing researchers may partially explain their reluctance. This article deals with the challenges faced by a team of researchers in the evaluation of a specialized addiction program offered in a provincial prison and the strategies implemented to overcome those challenges.

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