Before the Next Storm: Some Evidence-Based Reminders About Temporary Release

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 420-432, 2009

14 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2010  

Leonidas K. Cheliotis

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration

Date Written: April 13, 2010

Abstract

This article offers a long overdue comprehensive review of the literature on the effectiveness of temporary release programs for prisoners. Following an account of how the public and criminal justice workers view temporary release, and against the “nothing works” proposition, it is shown that while in the community, prisoners tend to spend their time constructively and comply with the rules and regulations of temporary release; both home leave and work release schemes can be effective in reducing recidivism rates, and work release in particular may also enhance postrelease employment prospects.

Keywords: temporary release, prison furlough, home leave, work release, rehabilitation, crime reduction

Suggested Citation

Cheliotis, Leonidas K., Before the Next Storm: Some Evidence-Based Reminders About Temporary Release (April 13, 2010). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 420-432, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1589054

Leonidas K. Cheliotis (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration ( email )

Houghton Street
London, England WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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