Stress and Hardship after Prison1

  title={Stress and Hardship after Prison1},
  author={B. Western and A. Braga and Jaclyn Davis and Catherine Sirois},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1512 - 1547}
  • B. Western, A. Braga, +1 author Catherine Sirois
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • The historic increase in U.S. incarceration rates made the transition from prison to community common for poor, prime-age men and women. Leaving prison presents the challenge of social integration—of connecting with family and finding housing and a means of subsistence. The authors study variation in social integration in the first months after prison release with data from the Boston Reentry Study, a unique panel survey of 122 newly released prisoners. The data indicate severe material… CONTINUE READING
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