Beyond Bars : Rejoining Society after Prison

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-07
  • Publisher: Alpha

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In the United States, more than two million men and women are behind bars. Another five million live under the control of the criminal justice system. Few are prepared for the tough transition to their new life beyond bars.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy, a fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and currently a Provostal Fellow at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of Problems in Corrections.

Stephen C. Richards, Ph.D., is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In 1983, he was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Richards was sentenced to 9 years and served time in 9 federal prisons. Released from federal prison in 1987, he completed his M.A. in sociology (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Ph.D. in sociology (Iowa State University).

Table of Contents

Preparing for Release from Prisonp. 1
Free at Last?p. 17
Probation and Parolep. 25
Halfway Houses and Work Release Centersp. 37
Give Me Shelterp. 53
Dealing With Your Parole Officerp. 59
Finding Workp. 71
Going Back to Schoolp. 91
Family, Love, and Sexp. 109
The Devil You Know: Avoiding Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons, and Violencep. 129
The Holy Trinity: Money, Debt, and Businessp. 145
Special Problems for Jill Convictp. 171
Epilogue: Freedom as a Felon in the United Statesp. 187
A Glossary of Reentry Termsp. 201
Organizations That Help Ex-Convictsp. 209
Books to Keep on Your Night Tablep. 213
Indexp. 215
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