Incarceration And Recidivism

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This article provides information on a faith-based program initiated by Bishop T.D. Jakes which provides assistance to released inmates returning to their communities. As a source, this article presents a comparison of statistics on recidivism of inmates participating in the program versus inmates who do not participate. The data shows that for inmates to re-enter society they must have formal help and assistance until they are able to establish themselves in the community. This research focuses on how incarceration affects the health and overall well-being of prisoners as well as their families. The article is unique in that it contains many first-hand interviews with prisoners and family members sharing their experiences of social support
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