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Prisoner Reentry in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century

NCJ Number
Victims & Offenders Volume: 5 Issue: 3 Dated: July 2010 Pages: 253-267
Pamela K. Lattimore; Danielle M. Steffey; Christy A. Visher
Date Published
July 2010
15 pages
This article discusses prisoner reentry.
The last decades of the 20th century witnessed a rapid buildup of prison populations followed by rapid increases in the numbers of individuals being released back to communities. Entering the 21st century, about 1,700 adults were leaving State and Federal prisons each day. This article summarizes recent research on prisoner reentry and concludes that while progress has been made in increasing service delivery and improving intermediate outcomes, attaining substantial declines in recidivism may be more difficult than previously imagined. (Published Abstract)