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As many as 700,000 inmates will be released from U.S. correctional facilities this year. If current recidivism rates hold, two out of three will be rearrested within three years. Corrections departments, criminal justice officials, and judges make costly bets when deciding how to help inmates reintegrate themselves into their communities. In this civic bulletin, the authors present a variety of public and private prisoner reentry approaches that have worked, including enhanced and targeted supervision; a special focus on job placement and retention; preparation for release, and connection to community resources. The authors conclude with recommendations for a national criminal justice reform and reentry effort.


Goldsmith, Stephen, and William B. Eimicke. "Moving Men into the Mainstream: Best Practices in Prisoner Reentry Assistance." Civic Bulletin. March 2008.