Teaching a Prisoner to Fish: Getting Tough on Crime by Preparing Prisoners to Reenter Society

Colgan, Beth A. (2012) "Teaching a Prisoner to Fish: Getting Tough on Crime by Preparing Prisoners to Reenter Society," Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 19

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Beth A. Colgan

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2006

Abstract

This article investigates how a return to meaningful prison programs related to education, training, and mental health and chemical dependency treatment are an effective means of reducing recidivism and improving the likelihood of prisoner success upon reentry, using Washington State as an example.

Keywords: prison reentry, treatment, training, rehabilitation

Suggested Citation

Colgan, Beth A., Teaching a Prisoner to Fish: Getting Tough on Crime by Preparing Prisoners to Reenter Society (November 1, 2006). Colgan, Beth A. (2012) "Teaching a Prisoner to Fish: Getting Tough on Crime by Preparing Prisoners to Reenter Society," Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304845 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304845

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