But They All Come Back Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry

ISBN-10: 0877667500
ISBN-13: 9780877667506
Edition: 2005 (Reprint)
Authors: Jeremy Travis
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Description: As our justice system has embarked upon one of the greatest social experiments of our time-the expansive use of prisons as our response to crime-we have forgotten the iron law of imprisonment: they all come back. In 2002 alone, more than 630,000  More...

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List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 391
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

As our justice system has embarked upon one of the greatest social experiments of our time-the expansive use of prisons as our response to crime-we have forgotten the iron law of imprisonment: they all come back. In 2002 alone, more than 630,000 individuals left federal and state prisons-compared with the 150,000 who made a similar journey 30 years ago. Sadly, in the intense political debate over America's punishment policies, the impact of these returning prisoners on families and communities has been largely overlooked. In But They All Come Back, Jeremy Travis continues his pioneering work on prisoner reentry. He describes the new realities of punishment in America and explores the nexus of returning prisoners with seven policy domains: public safety, families and children, work, housing, public health, civic identity, and community capacity. Travis proposes a new architecture for our criminal justice system, organized around five principles of reentry, that will encourage change and spur innovation. It is a Herculean synthesis and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in prisoner reentry and social justice

Introduction : reentry and reintegration
The new realities of punishment in America
Introduction : entering the "hidden world of punishment"
The rise and fall of the indeterminate sentencing ideal
The growth in incarceration
The extended reach of supervision
The expanded universe of invisible punishment
Defining the policy challenges of prisoner reentry
Introduction : the policy dimensions of prisoner reentry
Prisoner reentry and public safety
Families and children
Work
Public health
Housing
Civic identity
Community
Conclusion : building the policy argument for reentry reform
Facing the challenges
Introduction : defining the reform agenda
The principles of effective reentry
A jurisprudence of reintegration

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