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The Resource Convicted and condemned : the politics and policies of prisoner reentry, Keesha M. Middlemass

Convicted and condemned : the politics and policies of prisoner reentry, Keesha M. Middlemass

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Convicted and condemned : the politics and policies of prisoner reentry
Title
Convicted and condemned
Title remainder
the politics and policies of prisoner reentry
Statement of responsibility
Keesha M. Middlemass
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons' efforts to reintegrate into society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons are typically not recognized by accredited educational institutions as acceptable course work or by employers as valid work experience, making it difficult for recently-released prisoners to find jobs. Families often will not or cannot allow their formerly incarcerated relatives to live with them. In many states, those with felony convictions cannot receive financial aid for further education, vote in elections, receive welfare benefits, or live in public housing. In short, they are not treated as full citizens, and every year, hundreds of thousands of people released from prison are forced to live on the margins of society. This book explores the issue of prisoner reentry from the felons' perspective. It features the voices of formerly incarcerated felons as they attempt to reconnect with family, learn how to acclimate to society, try to secure housing, find a job, and complete a host of other important goals. By examining national housing, education and employment policies implemented at the state and local levels, Middlemass shows how the law challenges and undermines prisoner reentry and creates second-class citizens. Even if the criminal justice system never convicted another person of a felony, millions of women and men would still have to figure out how to reenter society, essentially on their own. This book explores how individuals, and society as a whole, suffer when a felony conviction exacts a punishment that never ends
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Middlemass, Keesha
Dewey number
364.809749
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9281
LC item number
.M53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Ex-convicts
  • Ex-convicts
Label
Convicted and condemned : the politics and policies of prisoner reentry, Keesha M. Middlemass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Felons are contemporary outlaws -- Felony conviction as social disability -- Unwelcome homecoming -- Denying access to public housing -- Education's failed promise -- Not working and unable to work -- Conclusion: Public hostility -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocn961160620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780814770627
Lccn
2016047067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814770627
  • (OCoLC)961160620
Label
Convicted and condemned : the politics and policies of prisoner reentry, Keesha M. Middlemass
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Felons are contemporary outlaws -- Felony conviction as social disability -- Unwelcome homecoming -- Denying access to public housing -- Education's failed promise -- Not working and unable to work -- Conclusion: Public hostility -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocn961160620
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780814770627
Lccn
2016047067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814770627
  • (OCoLC)961160620

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