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Select Prisoner Reentry Publications

as of November 2006


PRIMARY RESEARCH

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Maryland (2003)

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Illinois (2003)

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Texas (2004)

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Ohio (2003)

Baltimore Prisoners' Reflections on Returning Home (2004)

Baltimore Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home (2004)

Chicago Communities and Prisoner Reentry (2005)

Chicago Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home (2004)

Cleveland Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home (2006)

Community Residents' Perceptions of Prisoner Reentry in Selected Cleveland Communities 

Does Parole Work?: Analyzing the Impact of Post-prison Supervision on Rearrest Outcomes (2005)

Examining the Effect of Incarceration and In-Prison Family Contact on Prisoners' Family Relationships (2005) Published in the November issue of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Family Members' Experiences with Incarceration and Reentry (2006) Published in the August 2006 issue of Western Criminology Review

Illinois Prisoners' Reflections on Returning Home (2003)

In Need of Help: Experiences of Seriously Ill Prisoners Returning to Cincinnati (2005)

Instituting Lasting Reforms for Prisoner Reentry in Philadelphia

Matching Drug Treatment to Those in Need: An Analysis of Correctional Service Delivery in Illinois and Ohio (2005) Published in Justice Research and Policy, Vol.7, No.2

Ohio Prisoners' Reflections on Returning Home (2005)

Returning Home Illinois Policy Brief: Health and Prisoner Reentry (2005)

Returning Home Illinois Policy Brief: Employment and Prisoner Reentry (2005)

Returning Home Illinois Policy Brief: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Mobility (2005)

Returning Home Illinois Policy Brief: Treatment Matching (2005)

Returning Home: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Study of Soon-to-Be Released Prisoners in Maryland (2003) Published in the fall 2003 issue of Justice Research and Policy

Returning Home: Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry (Maryland Pilot Study: Findings from Baltimore) (2004)

Texas Prisoners' Reflections on Returning Home (2005)

The Housing Landscape for Returning Prisoners in the District of Columbia (forthcoming)


EVALUATIONS

Case-Managed Reentry and Employment: Lessons from the Opportunity to Succeed Program (2003) Published in the fall 2003 issue of Justice Research and Policy

Evaluation of Breaking the Cycle (2003)

Impact of the Opportunity to Succeed (OPTS) Aftercare Program for Substance-Abusers (1999)

Process Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Community Orientation and Reintegration (COR) Program (2002)

National Portrait of SVORI: Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (2004)


REENTRY ROUNDTABLES

Inaugural Reentry Roundtable, October 2000

From Prison to Home: The Dimensions and Consequences of Prisoner Reentry (publication)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

Published in Crime and Delinquency (July 2001,Vol. 47)

  • Prisoner Reentry: Current Trends, Practices, and Issues (James Austin)
  • Returning Captives of the American War on Drugs: Issues of Community and Family Reentry (John Hagan and Juleigh Petty)
  • Coercive Mobility and the Community: The Impact of Removing and Returning Offenders (Todd Clear, Dina Rose, and Judith A. Ryder)
  • The Challenge of Reintegrating Drug Offenders in the Community (Lana Harrison)
  • Health-Related Issues in Prisoner Reentry to the Community (Theodore Hammett)
  • Issues Incarcerated Women Face When They Return to Their Communities (Beth Ritchie)
  • The Labor Market Consequences of 'Mass' Incarceration (Jeffrey Kling, Bruce Western, and David Weiman)

Prisoner Reentry and the Institutions of Civil Society, March 2002

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

The Public Health Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry, December 2002

The Public Health Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry: Addressing the Health Needs and Risks of Returning Prisoners and their Families (meeting summary)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

Published in Journal of Correctional Health Care (fall 2003, Vol. 10)

  • Prisoner Health Services: An Overview (B. Jaye Anno)
  • Community Health Services for Returning Jail and Prison Inmates (Nicholas Fruedenburg)
  • Linkages Between In-Prison and Community-Based Health Services (Cheryl Roberts, Sofia Kennedy, and Theodore Hammett)
  • Insiders as Outsiders: Race, Gender & Cultural Considerations Affecting Health Outcomes among Prisoners after Release to the Community (Raymond Patterson and Robert Greifinger)
  • The Dynamics of Social Capital of Prisoners and Community Reentry: Ties that Bind? (Nancy Wolff and Jeffrey Draine)
  • What is Known About the Cost-Effectiveness of Health Services for Returning Prisoners? (Embry Howell)

The Employment Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry, May 2003

From Prison to Work: The Employment Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry (publication)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

The Youth Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry, May 2003

The Youth Dimensions of Prisoner Reentry: Youth Development and the Impact of Incarceration and Reentry (publication)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

Published in a special issue of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (January 2004, vol. 2, no. 1)

  • Youth Development and Reentry (Daniel P. Mears and Jeremy Travis)
  • Reentry of Young Offenders from the Justice System: A Developmental Perspective (Laurence Steinberg, He Len Chung, and Michelle Little)
  • An Empirical Portrait of the Youth Reentry Population (Howard N. Snyder)
  • Youth Perspectives on the Experience of Reentry (Mercer Sullivan)
  • Adolescent and Teenage Offenders Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of Reentry (David M. Altschuler and Rachel Brash)
  • Interventions and Services Offered to Former Juvenile Offenders Re-entering Their Communities: An Analysis of Program Effectiveness (Margaret B. Spencer and Cheryl Jones-Walker)

Prisoner Reentry and Housing, October 2003

Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry (publication)

Prisoner Reentry and Community Policing, May 2004

Prisoner Reentry and Community Policing: Strategies for Enhancing Public Safety (publication)

Prisoner Reentry and Community Policing: Strategies for Enhancing Public Safety (meeting summary)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

Published together in a single report

  • Brick Walls Facing Reentering Offenders (Faye Taxman)
  • The Roles of the Police in the Offender Reentry Process (Edmund F. McGarrell, Carol Rapp Zimmerman, Natalie K. Hipple, Nicholas Corsaro, and Heather Perez)
  • Promoting Public Safety: A Problem-Oriented Approach to Prisoner Reentry (Walter Dickey and Cecilia M.Klingele)
  • Turning "Weeds" into "Seeds" (Alan Mobley)
  • The Revolving Door: Exploring Public Attitudes Toward Prisoner Reentry (Jean Johnson and John Immerwahr)

Jail Reentry Roundtable, June 2006

Jail Reentry Roundtable (meeting summary)

Commissioned papers for the roundtable

Roundtable papers and presentations are available on the Jail Reentry Roundtable website.  Final versions of most commissioned papers appear in American Jails, a publication of the American Jails Association.

  • Coming Home from Jail: A Review of Health and Social Problems Facing US Jail Populations and of Opportunities for Reentry Interventions (Nicholas Freudenberg)
  • Short-Term Strategies to Improve Re-entry of Jail Populations: Expanding and Implementing the APIC Model (Fred Osher)
  • The Role of Community Supervision in Addressing Reentry From Jails (Faye Taxman)
  • "Whys" and "Hows" of Measuring Jail Recidivism (Martha Lyman and Stefan LoBuglio)
  • Our System of Corrections: Do Jails Play a Role in Improving Offender Outcomes? (Gary Christensen and Elyse Clawson)
  • Jail Reentry and Community Linkages: Adding Value on Both Sides of the Gate (Marta Nelson and Mindy Tarlow)
  • Reentry Programs and Rural Jails (Frank Hecht)
  • The Gender Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications (Susan McCampbell for NIC)

POLICY REPORTS AND BOOKS

A Meeting of the Minds: Researchers and Practitioners Discuss Key Issues in Corrections-Based Drug Treatment (2003)

Beyond the Prison Gates: The State of Parole in America (2002)

But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry (2005) (Book) Available to order online.

California's Parole Experiment (report released in the California Journal, August 2002)

Crime Policy Report: Prisoner Reentry in Perspective (2001)

Drug Treatment in the Criminal Justice System: The Current State of Knowledge (2003)

Effective Reentry Programs (2006)

Families Left Behind: The Hidden Costs of Incarceration and Reentry (2003)

Improving the Link Between Research and Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings: A Summary of Reports from the Strong Science for Strong Practice Project (2003)

Principles and Practice in Housing for Persons with Mental Illness Who Have Had Contact with the Justice System

Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America (2005) (Book)

Prisoner Reentry in Perspective (2001)

Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities (2004) (Book) Available to order online.

The Practice and Promise of Prison Programming (2002)

Voices from the Field: Practitioners Identify Key Issues in Corrections-Based Drug Treatment (2003)


STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

National Governors Association Reentry Policy Academy

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in New Jersey (2004)

Prisoner Reentry: Addressing the Challenges in Weed and Seed Communities (2006)

Prisoner Reentry in Georgia (2004)

Prisoner Reentry in Idaho (2004)

Prisoner Reentry in Massachusetts (2005)

Prisoner Reentry in Michigan (2004)

Prisoner Reentry in Virginia (2004)

Voices of Experiences: Focus Group Findings on Prisoner Reentry from the State of Rhode Island (2004)

Reentry Mapping Network

Mapping Prisoner Reentry: An Action Research Partnership (2005)


SCANS OF PRACTICE

Outside the Walls: a National Snapshot of Community-Based Prisoner Reentry Programs (2004)

Principles and Practice in Housing for Persons with Mental Illness Who Have Had Contact with the Justice System (2005)

Prisoner Reentry and Community Policing: Strategies for Enhancing Public Safety (forthcoming)

Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry (2003)