When Relatives Return: Interviews with Family Members of Returning Prisoners in Houston, Texas

Research Report

When Relatives Return: Interviews with Family Members of Returning Prisoners in Houston, Texas

June 11, 2009

Abstract

This research brief examines the challenges of incarceration and reentry from the perspective of family members in Houston, Texas. Prior research documents that returning prisoners expect and receive high levels of support from family after release, and that those who have access to family support fare better than those who do not on a range of reentry outcomes. Given the potential value of involving family in reentry planning, this report offers useful information about the family members who are closest to returning prisoners and the challenges they face in supporting their relatives.

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