skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 31630 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE RELEASED PRISONER IN RELATION TO HIS WORK HISTORY AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN PRISON
Author(s): K M SEDLAK
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 111
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WORK EXPERIENCE OF 205 PAROLEES FROM PATUXENT INSTITUTION IN JESSUP, MARYLAND, AND THEIR SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO SOCIETY AS LAW-ABIDING INDIVIDUALS.
Abstract: USING PERCENTAGES, THE DATA IS ANALYZED IN COMPARISON WITH RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY DANIEL GLASER TO EXAMINE SEVERAL PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING THE WORK HISTORIES, PRISON VOCATIONAL TRAINING, POSTRELEASE EMPLOYMENT, AND RECIDIVISM OF THE RELEASED OFFENDER. THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT REGULAR WORK DURING IMPRISONMENT MAY BE THE LONGEST AND MOST CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE THAT MOST PRISONERS HAVE EVER HAD; THAT REGULARITY OF PRIOR EMPLOYMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TYPE OF WORK PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED TO THE POSTRELEASE SUCCESS OF PRISONERS IN AVOIDING FURTHER FELONIES; THAT FOR THE MINORITY WHO GAIN SKILLS IN PRISON AT WHICH THEY CAN FIND A POSTRELEASE VOCATION, PRISON WORK EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING IS A MAJOR REHABILITATIVE INFLUENCE; THAT HABITUATION OF INMATES TO REGULAR AND REWARDING EMPLOYMENT, AND ANTI-CRIMINAL PERSONAL INFLUENCES OF WORK SUPERVISORS ON INMATES, ARE AT PRESENT THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF WORK IN PRISON TO INMATE REHABILITATION; AND, FINALLY, THAT RECIDIVISM OF ADULT MALE OFFENDERS VARIES INVERSELY WITH THEIR POSTRELEASE EMPLOYMENT. THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PAROLE SUCCESS MAY BE CREATED BY PROVIDING THE PRISONER WITH VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND ALSO BY MAKING AVAILABLE TO HIM UPON RELEASE, THE TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WHICH HE HAS BEEN PREPARED, AND IN WHICH HE FEELS HE CAN MAKE A LIVING FOR HIMSELF SATISFYING TO HIS ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Ex-offender employment; Parole; Patuxent Institution; Recidivism; Rehabilitation; Studies; Success factors
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=31630

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.