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Life on the Outside: Transitioning from Prison to the Community

Thomas P. LeBel and Shadd Maruna

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Life on the Outside: Transitioning from Prison to the Community

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This article focuses on the growing difficult realities of moving from prison to the community. It refers to several narratives of people who have experienced—and struggled—with the transition, and also sheds some light on the relevance of creating and supporting programs that promote family and community bonding. This article also emphasizes the importance of giving people the chance to redeem themselves and start over.

Keywords: prison-community transition; family bonding; community bonding; redemption

Article.  12689 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Corrections ; Prisons and Jails

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