This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.
Chapter 16: Working with Incarcerated African American Males and Their Families
Working with Incarcerated African American Males and Their Families
As the number of African American males incarcerated in state and federal prisons sets new records each year, there is a need to provide these men and their families with a variety of prison- and community-based family-centered services and programs that address the multifaceted and unique problems they experience. This chapter describes the impact of incarceration on African American males and their families. Moreover, it describes several types of programs and services that could improve the lives of incarcerated African American males and their families.
The Impact of Incarceration on African American Males
In general, imprisonment exacts a terrible toll on inmates in part because it separates them from their ...