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Conclusion: Assess, Progress, Success
Conclusion: Assess, progress, success

Prisons are a place of punishment and redemption. Prisons are also places where society has a unique opportunity to focus on treating offenders and preparing them to rejoin society after incarceration. By now, scholars fully acknowledge the fact that more than 90% of incarcerated inmates will be released from prisons back to their respective communities (Petersilia, 2001, 2003, 2005; Travis, 2005; Gideon, 2011). The way in which convicted and incarcerated individuals experience their incarceration will have an effect on the way in which they reenter and reintegrate with society. In light of the above, it is vital to examine how inmates with special needs experience their incarceration, and how the system addresses their needs, preparing them for reentry ...

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