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Chapter 12: Incarcerated Veterans
Each night some 225,000 military veterans can be found in jails and prisons (correctional facilities) throughout the United States (Mumola & Noonan, 2008), representing approximately 10% of the overall inmate population.
Each year an estimated 28,900 to 56,300 veterans will be released from state and federal prisons (differing estimates based on, for example, types of offenses and time served). Many have served in wartime, and of those who were in combat, battle scars are not uncommon. Regardless of whether in combat or not, each incarcerated veteran carries with him or her a military history and a sense of service to the country. As this subgroup of the general inmate population is to be more fully understood by institutional and reentry service ...