Employment After Prison: A Longitudinal Study of Former Prisoners

  title={Employment After Prison: A Longitudinal Study of Former Prisoners},
  author={Christy A. Visher and Sara Debus-Sherrill and Jennifer Yahner},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  pages={698 - 718}
Finding sustained employment is an important component of the transition from prison to the community for exiting prisoners. Anecdotal reports from former prisoners indicate that most individuals experience great difficulties finding jobs after their release. However, little systematic information is available about the employment experiences of individuals released from prison or the characteristics of former prisoners who are successful in locating employment. Using a causal framework, this… 

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