This chapter begins the study of the process of prisoner reentry and reintegration where this transition starts, in prison and in the days and weeks after release. It analyzes participants’ accounts of their experiences in prison and the impact of their incarceration on their social isolation, family ties, and other important relationships. It describes participants’ transition experiences immediately after release, as they recover from prisonization, shedding their institutional identities and roles and start in earnest the process of social and economic reintegration. Finally, this chapter discusses participants’ experiences of parole, the conditions it imposes, and monetary sanctions -- the legal and financial obligations that accompany parole supervision.
Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.