Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bruce Western

Narrated By: Eric Michael Summerer

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2019

Duration: 8 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

In the era of mass incarceration, over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In these circumstances, how do former prisoners navigate reentering society? In Homeward, sociologist Bruce Western examines the tumultuous first year after release from prison. Drawing from in-depth interviews with over one hundred individuals, he describes the lives of the formerly incarcerated and demonstrates how poverty, racial inequality, and failures of social support trap many in a cycle of vulnerability despite their efforts to rejoin society.

Western concludes that boosting the social integration of former prisoners is key to both ameliorating deep disadvantage and strengthening public safety. He advocates policies that increase assistance to those in their first year after prison, including guaranteed housing and health care, drug treatment, and transitional employment. By foregrounding the stories of people struggling against the odds to exit the criminal justice system, Homeward shows how overhauling the process of prisoner reentry and rethinking the foundations of justice policy could address the harms of mass incarceration.

Genres:

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

by Bruce Western

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison, Bruce Western
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison, Bruce Western
This title is due for release on September 30, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison, Bruce Western
This title is due for release on September 30, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison, Bruce Western
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison, Bruce Western

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.