• Journal Article

Prisoner reentry in the first decade of the twenty-first century

Citation

Lattimore, P., Steffey, D., & Visher, C. A. (2010). Prisoner reentry in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Victims & Offenders, 5(3), 253-267. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2010.485907

Abstract

The last decades of the twentieth century witnessed a rapid buildup of prison populations followed by rapid increases in the numbers of individuals being released back to communities. Entering the twenty-first century, about 1,700 adults were leaving state and federal prisons each day. This article summarizes recent research on prisoner reentry and concludes that while progress has been made in increasing service delivery and improving intermediate outcomes, attaining substantial declines in recidivism may be more difficult than previously imagined.