Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

23 p.; 22 cm

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Source ISSN

1050-9674

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/10509674.2015.1057630; Shelves: HV 9261 .O33 2015 v. 54, Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

Reentry research often focuses on those who have recidivated, with little work addressing the experiences of those who successfully reintegrate into their communities. This study examines individual accounts of successful transitions from prison to community in the months and years postrelease. Interview data point to three metanarratives used to make sense of reentry: as reverence, as reunification, and as reconstruction. In different ways, each narrative centers on connections to important others through faith, family, or community. We discuss the legitimacy of the self-narratives offered, and add to a growing body of work exploring reentry via the lens of the exoffender.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 54, No. 6 (2015): 406-428. DOI. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2015. Used with permission.

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