Thursday, June 25, 2009

When Relatives Return: Interviews with Family Members of Returning Prisoners in Houston, Texas

From the Urban Institute:

"This research brief examines the challenges of incarceration and reentry from the perspective of family members on the outside" (p. 1). Topics discussed include: defining family; who the families of returning prisoners are; how relationships are maintained during incarceration; barriers families face in maintaining contact with their incarcerated relatives; how family members are affected by the return of their relatives; what types of support do family members provide and for how long; some family members are especially likely to provide support; resources and support family members of returning prisoners need; minor children; and discussion.

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