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NCJ Number: 118729 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoner's Family: A Community Concern
Author(s): E M Howard
Corporate Author: Eastern Kentucky University
United States of America

Family and Corrections Network
United States of America
Project Director: J McDowell
Date Published: 1989
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Family and Corrections Network
Palmyra, VA 22963
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Family and Corrections Network
32 Oak Grove Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interviews with corrections officials, psychologists, inmates, ex-prisoners, and their families document the benefits of family visits for prison inmates while they are incarcerated and when they are released.
Abstract: Interviews with prisoners emphasize that visits from family lower tension and give offenders the motivation to reform. A scenario of one visit by a wife and two young children emphasizes the effort that such visits cost families, such as transportation expenses and lack of privacy during the visit. On the other hand, the inmate can participate in family decisions and must face reality as he sees the impact of his incarceration on the family. Psychologists and corrections officials discuss the positive influence of family visits on inmate parents, as well as their children. The video highlights volunteer organizations that help facilitate family visits and asks for help for inmates' families who live in communities where no program to support prison visits exists.
Main Term(s): Families of inmates
Index Term(s): Corrections volunteers; Inmate visits
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