Consequences Of Incarceration

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The label of collateral consequences has been applied to civil laws or policies that restrict activities or access to resources for ex-inmates or convicted felons (Mays & Ruddell, 2015). Neighborhoods with high rates of incarceration suffer collectively, intensified policing, and the criminalization of residents in return creates poverty. After being released from prison, former inmates experience many of the collateral consequences of incarceration. The unintended costs and penalties individuals and their families encounter as a result of a prison term (Mauer & Meda , 2002). Many of these repercussions creates difficulties of reentering the community after release parolees’ struggles to find work and housing. This may jeopardize their efforts
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