Prisoners Once Removed : The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities

ISBN-10: 0877667152
ISBN-13: 9780877667155
Edition: 2003
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Description: Imprisonment casts a long shadow in the United States. Currently, 1.4 million individuals are behind bars in America's state and federal prisons. For every person who goes to prison, there is a family and community left behind. Despite the huge  More...

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List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Imprisonment casts a long shadow in the United States. Currently, 1.4 million individuals are behind bars in America's state and federal prisons. For every person who goes to prison, there is a family and community left behind. Despite the huge number of affected families and children, there is little research on the impact of incarceration on American family life. In Prisoners Once Removed, the authors explore this important issue--from the psychological impact of imprisonment on prisoners and the difficulty of reentering free society to the challenges faced by communities who must integrate the prisoners once they return. They look at family functioning during a period of imprisonment, and how families are affected by the return of an incarcerated parent. Finally, they evaluate the current system and suggest ways to improve interaction between the corrections and health and human services to better serve the growing population of children, families, and communities. This book is vital reading for anyone who is concerned about foster care, child development, strengthening families, and post-prison adjustment.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prisoners Once Removed: The Children and Families of Prisonersp. 1
The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Individual Prisoners
The Psychological Impact of Incarceration: Implications for Postprison Adjustmentp. 33
A Woman's Journey Home: Challenges for Female Offendersp. 67
The Skill Sets and Health Care Needs of Released Offendersp. 105
The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children and Families
From One Generation to the Next: How Criminal Sanctions Are Reshaping Family Life in Urban Americap. 157
The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children: Perspectives, Promises, and Policiesp. 189
The Adolescent Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Developmental Perspectivep. 233
Prisoners and Their Families: Parenting Issues during Incarcerationp. 259
The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Communities
Criminal Justice and Health and Human Services: An Exploration of Overlapping Needs, Resources, and Interests in Brooklyn Neighborhoodsp. 285
Incarceration, Reentry, and Social Capital: Social Networks in the Balancep. 313
Building Partnerships to Strengthen Offenders, Families, and Communitiesp. 343
About the Editorsp. 381
About the Contributorsp. 383
Indexp. 389
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