When prisoners come home : parole and prisoner reentry / Joan Petersilia.
By: Petersilia, Joan.Material type: TextSeries: Studies in crime and public policy: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: viii, 278 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 019516086X (cloth); 9780195160864 (cloth).Subject(s): Parole -- United States | Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United StatesDDC classification: 364.8/0973 LOC classification: HV9304 | .P464 2003Other classification: 86.44 | 79.20
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-268) and index.
Introduction and overview : the emerging importance of prisoner reentry to crime and community -- Who's coming home? : a profile of returning prisoners -- The origins and evolution of modern parole -- The changing nature of parole supervision and services -- How we help : preparing inmates for release -- How we hinder : legal and practical barriers to reintegration -- Revolving door justice : inmate release and recidivism -- The victim's role in prisoner reentry -- What to do? : reforming parole and reentry practices -- Conclusions : when punitive policies backfire.
"Drawing on dozens of interviews with inmates, former prisoners, and prison officials, Joan Petersilia convincingly shows us how the current system is failing, and failing badly. Unwilling merely to sound the alarm, Petersilia explores the harsh realities of prisoner reentry and offers specific solutions to prepare inmates for release, reduce recidivism, and restore them to full citizenship, while never losing sight of the demands of public safety."--BOOK JACKET.