Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
African-American men are at the greatest risk for incarceration. Upon their release from prison, they face tremendous challenges to successful reentry, which explains in part their high recidivism rate. In the current paper, we review the existing literature on the challenges faced by African-American ex-offenders as they strive for successful reentry into society, namely challenges to secure employment and living arrangements, social support assets and challenges, as well as broader community-level challenges of reentry. Policy solutions are then identified to offset these obstacles. Lastly, the limitations of existing literature and future research directions are addressed.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 1 2011
Ricci, Monica L. and Barry, Carolyn McNamara
"Challenges of reentering society for incarcerated African-American men,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss1/3