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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

One Year Out: Experiences of Prisoners Returning to Cleveland

  • Organization: The Urban Institute
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
  • Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK
This research brief presents findings from the Returning Home study in Cleveland, Ohio. Returning Home is a longitudinal study of prisoner reentry in Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas based on personal interviews with prisoners before and after their release from prison. Previous reports from the Ohio project examined prisoners' expectations for life after prison and their experiences in the first few months after release. This final report-"One Year Out: Experiences of Prisoners Returning to Cleveland"-describes the lives of nearly 300 former prisoners at least 12 months after release, including their ability to find stable housing and reunite with family, and identifies factors associated with getting a job, and avoiding substance use and return to prison (recidivism).

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