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Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry

The Urban Institute, 2004

This study explores the difficulties faced by formerly incarcerated individuals returning from prison or jail. Three distinct sections comprise the report: 1) An analysis of the barriers that greet returning prisoners, 2) A scan of promising housing opportunities for returning prisoners and ex-offenders and 3) A roundtable discussion of experts conducted in 2003. The report argues that supportive housing is a key ingredient to help individuals overcome the barriers associated with reentry. This document was prepared by the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center for the Fannie Mae Foundation.

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Research category: Reentry