This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Corrections in an Era of Reentry

Corrections in an era of reentry

Recent data published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (2009) indicate that on June 30, 2008, more than 2.3 million people were incarcerated in federal or state prisons or held in local jails. Consequently, the number of inmates released from prisons and returned to their home communities was calculated at around 700,000. Krisberg and Marchionna (2006) also presented this number in an early work. Consequently, the number of prison inmates expected to be released and returned to their local communities will reach an astonishing 7 million people in the next decade (This calculation is also presented in Wilkinson & Rhine, 2005.) Travis (2005) calculated that 1,700 inmates are released every day. This number increases ...

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