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When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Every year, hundreds of thousands of jailed Americans leave prison and return to society. Largely uneducated, unskilled, often without family support, and with the stigma of a prison record hanging over them, many if not most will experience serious social and psychological problems after release. Fewer than one in three prisoners receive substance abuse or mental health ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 20th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published February 24th 2003)
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One of the most important facts to keep in mind about prisons is that almost all the inmates, 93%, are going to get out. 6.5% of all adults have served a prison term; 29% have a state criminal record (page 136). Being imprisoned, even if one doesn’t consider technical parole violations, seems to increase the probability that the offender will re-offend, the degree of the increase a function of the nature of the crime (page 224), as compared to those sentenced to probation. Two-thirds of ...more
I've read multiple newspaper articles lately about incarceration rates in the U.S., recidivism, alternatives to standard imprisonment, etc. I'm interested in learning more about these issues. It seems that our current "punishment" model is not only costly, but also largely ineffective at deterring further criminal behavior.