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Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison, Book

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Paperback – July 7, 2009
by Jeffrey Ian Ross (Author), Stephen C. Richards (Author)

ISBN: 1592578519
ORDER CODE: 1592578519

An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration.

The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes:

*Tips on how to prepare for release while still in Prison
*Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children
*Finding a job
*Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt
*Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities
*Free resources to rely on for support


Chapter Page
    1. Preparing for Release from Prison 1
    2. Free at Last? 17
    3. Probation and Parole 25
    4. Halfway Houses and Work Release Centers 37
    5. Give Me Shelter 53
    6. Dealing With Your Parole Officer 59
    7. Finding Work 71
    8. Going Back to School 91
    9. Family, Love, and Sex 109
    10. The Devil You Know: Avoiding Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons, and Violence 129
    11. The Holy Trinity: Money, Debt, and Business 145
    12. Special Problems for Jill Convict 171
  Epilogue: Freedom as a Felon in the United States 187
  A A Glossary of Reentry Terms 201
  B Organizations That Help Ex-Convicts 209
  C Books to Keep on Your Night Table 213
  Index 215


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