Examines the state of current prisoner reentry programs and identifies the need for new strategies that promote lower recidivism and successful reentry.
“More than 1.5 million people are incarcerated in prisons in the United States, and about 700,000 are released each year. Former prisoners faced considerable obstacles to successfully reintegrating into their communities, and many returned to prison. In response to surging corrections costs and the harmful effects of large-scale incarceration on families and communities, many state and federal agencies had mounted ambitious prisoner reentry initiatives” (p.1). MDRC outlined new strategies for reentry programs as well as the increased federal support aimed at identifying and implementing successful reentr. (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)