Finding Work on the Outside: Results from the Returning Home Project in Chicago

@inproceedings{Visher2007FindingWO,
  title={Finding Work on the Outside: Results from the Returning Home Project in Chicago},
  author={Christy A. Visher},
  year={2007}
}
As part of the multi-state Returning Home project, researchers at the Urban Institute directed interviews with 400 former prisoners before and after their release from Illinois prisons to examine their employment experiences prior to their incarceration and after their return to Chicago. Less than 30 percent were employed at six months after release and about half reported having worked at least one month since their release. Employment before prison, participation in job training during prison… CONTINUE READING

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