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Author Ross, Jeffrey Ian, author.

Title Beyond bars : rejoining society after prison / Jeffrey Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Alpha, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  365.6 ROS    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 224 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index.
Contents Preparing for release from prison -- Free at last? -- Probation and parole -- Halfway houses and work release centers -- Give me shelter -- Dealing with your parole officer -- Finding work -- Going back to school -- Family, love, and sex -- The devil you know: Avoiding alcohol, drugs, weapons, and violence -- The holy trinity: Money, debt, and business -- Special problems for Jill Convict -- Epilogue: Freedom as a felon in the United States -- Appendix A: Glossary of reentry terms -- Appendix B: Organizations that help ex-convicts -- Appendix C: Books to keep on your night table.
Summary Can the common criminal get a fresh start? A resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is a guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes: tips on how to prepare for release while still in prison; ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children; finding a job; money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt; avoiding drugs and other illicit activities; free resources to rely on for support.
Subject Ex-convicts -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Prisoners -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Prison administration -- United States.
Ex-convicts -- United States -- Social conditions.
Prisoners -- United States -- Social conditions.
SELF-HELP -- Self-Management.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Ex-convicts. (OCoLC)fst00917418
Ex-convicts -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00917437
Prison administration. (OCoLC)fst01077006
Prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01077103
Prisoners -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01077200
Prisoners -- United States -- Life skills guide.
Prison administration -- United States.
Prisoners -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Life skills guides. (OCoLC)fst01423810
Added Author Richards, Stephen C., author.
ISBN 9781592578511 (paperback)
1592578519 (paperback)

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