Re-entering society after being locked up is tough, not only for the former prisoners, but for the families trying to help. This paper contends that housing, as an immediate need and long-term solution, may play a role in creating successful re-entry and reintegration into the community for the newly released, but more research is needed.  

April 1, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The difference between prison and jail and the re-entry challenges of each.

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    The 5 housing options available to released individuals and the access challenges.

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    The importance of housing for the stability of health, employment, education and relationships.

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    What research is still needed for housing to be seen as a viable re-entry tool.

Key Takeaway

The difficulties of re-entry

The United States has had a fourfold increase in incarceration rates over the past two decades. Most of those individuals get released and make their way back to the community creating social strain and fiscal costs. Individuals aren’t prepared, families struggle to help and communities can’t absorb the re-entry population.

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