Reflections and Perspectives on Reentry and Collateral Consequences
13 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Date Written: 2010
This essay addresses the continued and dramatic increase in the numbers of individuals released from correctional institutions and returning to communities across the United States. It provides a brief history of the collateral consequences of criminal convictions, and the ways in which these consequences impede productive reentry. It then highlights national and state efforts to address to persistent reentry obstacles and to better understand the range and scope of collateral consequences. It concludes by offering suggestions for reform.
Keywords: prisoners, prisons
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