Beyond Bars

Beyond Bars


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ISBN-13: 9781592578511
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 109,178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Ross,PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Baltimore and a visiting professor of criminology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. In 2003, he was the recipient of the University of Baltimore's Distinguished Chair in Reseach Award. Ross also worked as a social science analyst in a division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1995 to 1998.

Stephen C. Richards, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice and the author of several books and articles. He is one of the founders of the New School of Convict Criminology. Richards earned a BS degree in sociology while serving a nine-year sentence in a federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. After his release, he earned an MA in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a PhD in sociology at Iowa State University. Richards is also a Soros Senior Justice Fellow.

Table of Contents

1 Preparing for Release from Prison 1

2 Free at Last? 17

3 Probation and Parole 25

4 Halfway Houses and Work Release Centers 37

5 Give Me Shelter 53

6 Dealing With Your Parole Officer 59

7 Finding Work 71

8 Going Back to School 91

9 Family, Love, and Sex 109

10 The Devil You Know: Avoiding Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons, and Violence 129

11 The Holy Trinity: Money, Debt, and Business 145

12 Special Problems for Jill Convict 171

Epilogue: Freedom as a Felon in the United States 187


A A Glossary of Reentry Terms 201

B Organizations That Help Ex-Convicts 209

C Books to Keep on Your Night Table 213

Index 215

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Beyond Bars 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Coastrange More than 1 year ago
In Beyond Bars, Jeffrey Ross and Stephen Richard give good practical advice in a straight forward style. The main focus of this book is on the days and months right after release from prison. It also includes information on preparing for life after prison starting long before release and has three good appendixes to guide you to sources of help. If you or someone you know you know will be transitioning from prison to life outside, read this book to avoid the pitfalls that send so many people back to prison.
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BOOK is Good!
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