An Experimental Evaluation of a Comprehensive Employment-Oriented Prisoner Re-entry Program

  title={An Experimental Evaluation of a Comprehensive Employment-Oriented Prisoner Re-entry Program},
  author={Philip J. Cook and Songman Kang and Anthony A. Braga and Jens Ludwig and Mallory O’Brien},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
ObjectivesWhile the economic model of crime suggests that improving post-prison labor market prospects should reduce recidivism, evaluations of previous employment-oriented re-entry programs have mixed results, possibly due to the multi-faceted challenges facing prisoners at the time of their release. We present an evaluation of an experiment that combines enhanced employment opportunities with wrap around services before and after release.MethodsThis paper presents what we believe is the first… 

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