Released But Not Freed: The Impact of Incarceration on Post-Release Employment
Imprisonment -- Social aspects
Prisoners' families -- Effect of imprisonment on
Ex-convicts -- Employment
Ex-convicts -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
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A. Zhang is a member of the Class of 2013 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]This paper focuses on the disparate access to the labor market for incarcerated males of low socioeconomic status, as this is the overwhelming majority of the prison population. The very presence of incarceration, compounded by the length of time away, during a person’s life has significant private, social, and economic costs attributable to the lack of employment that greatly constrains any successful reentry efforts. [From the introductory section]Annie Zhang