The Negative Effects Of Prison Rehabilitation

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According to OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (2010), there are more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. Ninety-five percent of all people incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to their communities. The majority of those individuals returning have needs that were either unaddressed while incarcerated or during the reentry process, which will negatively impact their ability to live a crime free productive life while in the community. When released from prison, inmates face a myriad of challenges such as finding stable housing, maintaining employment, combating substance abuse, and addressing physical and mental health needs. However, the majority of offenders once released do not receive the

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