Reducing Recidivism In Prisons

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Being incarcerated is one of the worst things that anyone must go through, it can tear you down physically and mental. People who been incarcerated especially for a long period can come out mentally unable to function in outside life. However, what would happen if you have mental health or substance abuse issues and been in prison. The risk of going back into prison after being released have increase dramatically, and if this problem is left unsolved then it increases the risk of recidivism. This problem will continue to be a cycle if nothing is done. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate methods for decrease recidivism among formerly jailed population who have mental illness or substance abuse problems. This literature review

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