We appreciate in-depth research, but we're even more appreciative when that research is summarized beautifully for speedy review. The Urban Institute has gone one better by releasing a concise summary of research that it hasn't even published yet. Returning Home: Exploring the Challenges and Successes of Recently Released Texas Prisoners summarizes in two pages a forthcoming report on the experiences of former inmates in the first year back in the community, with key findings regarding program participation, employment, substance use, and supervision and recidivism.
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