Brief Baltimore Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home
Christy Visher, Vera Kachnowski, Nancy G. La Vigne, Jeremy Travis
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This research brief provides empirical evidence on the actual experiences of prisoners returning home to Baltimore, based on a series of interviews with these prisoners before and after their release. It presents key findings on a range of reentry challenges faced by returning prisoners and describes factors that relate to postrelease success or failure, such as employment, substance use, individuals' expectations and attitudes, health challenges, criminal histories, and the family and community context awaiting them. [View the corresponding press release]
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Corrections Policing and community safety
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
Cities Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD