Prisoner Reentry in Virginia

Research Report

Prisoner Reentry in Virginia

October 1, 2004


This report describes the process of prisoner reentry in Virginia by examining the trends in prison admissions and releases in the state, the characteristics of the state's released prisoners, the geographic distribution of prisoners returning to communities in Virginia, and the social and economic climates of the communities that are home to the highest numbers of returning prisoners. Conducted in conjunction with the National Governors Association's Prisoner Reentry State Policy Academy, the report consolidates existing data on incarceration and release trends and presents a new analysis of data on Virginia prisoners released in 2003. The data used in this report were derived from several sources, including the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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