Ex-Prisoners' Re-Entry: An Emerging Frontier and a Social Work Challenge

  title={Ex-Prisoners' Re-Entry: An Emerging Frontier and a Social Work Challenge},
  author={Ram A. Cnaan and Jeffrey Draine and Beverly D. Frazier and Jill Witmer Sinha},
  journal={Journal of Policy Practice},
  pages={178 - 198}
ABSTRACT The statistics about incarceration in America during the past three decades indicate soaring numbers of people in prisons and jails. Upon release, ex-prisoners today have had longer incarceration periods, possess low levels of education or job skills, and often have significant physical and mental health problems and/or drug addiction. As a result, their re-entry into society is largely unsuccessful. In this policy analysis, we review the data on incarceration, its impact on those… 
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