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On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration

David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Jessica J. B. Wyse


This book examines the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals as they return to society, situating their experiences within the broader framework of US poverty and inequality. It considers the challenges these individuals face in securing stable employment, housing, transportation, and their struggles with stigma, parole supervision, mental health, and drug and alcohol addictions. The book argues that successful reintegration depends not only, or even primarily, on individuals’ traits and proclivities when they entered prison, but also on the family, neighborhood, and institutional context ... More

Keywords: prisoner reentry, reintegration, stigma, rehabilitation, mass incarceration, poverty, race, criminal justice, parole, employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226607504
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226607788.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Harding, author
University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey D. Morenoff, author
University of Michigan

Jessica J. B. Wyse, author
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University School of Public Health