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But They All Come Back Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry

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ISBN-10: 0877667500

ISBN-13: 9780877667506

Edition: 2005 (Reprint)

Authors: Jeremy Travis

List price: $35.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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
Public health
Civic identity
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