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NCJ Number: 211082 Find in a Library
Title: Parole and Revocation: Perspectives of Young Adult Offenders
Journal: Prison Journal: An International Forum on Incarceration and Alternative Sanctions  Volume:85  Issue:3  Dated:September 2005  Pages:251-269
Author(s): Kate Hanrahan; John J. Gibbs; Sherwood E. Zimmerman
Date Published: September 2005
Page Count: 19
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the perceptions of inmates concerning parole supervision and revocation.
Abstract: The release and reintegration of offenders back into society is one of the key goals of the correctional system. Community reintegration is one of the most important factors determining whether offenders will re-offend. The current study presents interview findings from a sample of young offenders who had been sentenced to a prison term in adult prison and had subsequently been released on parole and returned to prison due to parole failure. Interviews were conducted with seven inmates who were part of the young adult offender (YAO) program and who had had their parole revoked; qualitative interviews focused generally on their perceptions of release, their experiences on parole, and the circumstances surrounding the revocation of their parole. Overall, the interviews indicated that these young offenders had hope for the future but also had a realization that they were facing the future with large barriers to overcome. Many knew they were returning to families and communities that had been exhausted by their offenses and lacked the resources to offer assistance. The findings hold implications for the enhancement of parole services for recently released inmates. Note, references
Main Term(s): Adjustment to release; Supervised release
Index Term(s): Parolee attitudes; Personal interviews; Young adult offenders
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