The Importance Of Recidivism In Prison

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The first two months of being released can be difficult for a former inmate. According to Arditti and Parkmam (2011), men between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four have had contradictions when re-entering into the community after incarceration. Emotionally when men or women are not able to find jobs, it can cause them to take a setback, or recidivism. Recidivism, is when the offender re-enters back into the prison (Covington, 2015). Arditti and Parkman (2011) stated that when there is a lack of maturity and family dependence there will be a repeat of criminal involvement. Inmates without the right support find themselves having a hard time adjusting to society after being incarcerated. Without the right help they will return to prison. Having support is a must, it can be hard on family members who have other dependents and people to take care of. Families also have household responsibilities that are ongoing once the inmate returns from incarceration. Inmates often feel like they are burdens to their families so, they try to find other ways establish themselves back into the community.
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According to Friedmann (2014), there are currently 2.2 million people held in prisons and jails in the United States. An estimated 95% of prisoners currently in custody will one day be released.
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From a socioeconomic point of view, most women who enter the corrections system are economically disadvantaged. This is because many have relied on public assistance and in some states; it will no longer be available after drug or felony conviction (Boehm, 2005). "When a man doesn't have a job, he needs to make money somehow ... it might be legally or illegally” words of Mark Sinski, a program director for Genesis in Milwaukee. Sinski knows first-hand what can make or break these men once back at home and the real world starts to take over
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