Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Corrections: Experiences in State Parole

Corrections: Experiences in State Parole

Corrections: Experiences in state Parole

Editor's Introduction: Professor Barfield-Cottledge was a state parole officer who focused much of her energy on helping ex-prisoners reenter the community. Lengthy incarceration leaves the ex-prisoner with fewer resources and disrupted ties to the community, which makes transitioning back to society difficult. Successful reentry depends on meeting needs such as education, employment, housing, and health care. Failing to successfully integrate into the community can lead to re-offending. Barfield-Cottledge points out some of the particular reentry difficulties faced by women and racial and ethnic minorities due to social inequality. She also discusses the challenges of reintegrating sex offenders. Barfield-Cottledge emphasizes the importance of having resources with which to offset the strain faced by ex-prisoners during reentry.


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