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Title: Minnesota Department of Corrections: Adult Offender Pre-Release Handbook
Corporate Author: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
St Paul, MN 55108-5219
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Sale Source: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St Paul, MN 55108-5219
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook contains helpful tips and information for offenders about to be released from the Minnesota Department of Corrections regarding identification, housing, employment, money management, education, life skills, family relationships, and living under supervision.
Abstract: The workbook is divided into eight sections, each dealing with a different area of concern for offenders just getting out of prison. The first section provides information about obtaining proper identification, such as birth certificates, social security cards, and driver’s licenses. The second section provides guidance on housing, including temporary shelter providers, information on types of housing, issues to consider when signing a lease, and information about tenant rights and responsibilities. The third section discusses issues related to employment, such as job-seeking methods, matching personal skills to job requirements, how to apply for a job, and tips for interviewing, writing effective resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters. The fourth chapter provides an overview of basic money management issues, including how to budget, how to maintain a bank account, and how to handle credit. The fifth chapter discusses how education relates to employability and includes tips on finding appropriate educational programs and financial aid. The sixth chapter offers helpful information about health and life skills, such as tips about fitness and diet, immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases, and depression. The seventh chapter discusses issues related to the reunification of friend and family relationships. The seven characteristics of strong families are offered, as are tips for parents who have been incarcerated and away from their children. Finally, chapter eight offers tips for living successfully while under supervision.
Main Term(s): Prerelease programs
Index Term(s): Adjustment to release; Inmate release plans; Minnesota
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