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Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring (2013)

Sarah K. Hogarth, editor. Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (New York, NY)

This report explores the lived experiences of previously incarcerated students when they come to college. It documents what these students report as the factors that encouraged and supported them, and the factors that discouraged and, in some cases, blocked their transitions to college and their achievements there. Utilizing participatory research methods, this report highlights the voices of these students and draws on their knowledge to offer invaluable insight into the collateral consequences—economic, structural, racial, familial, and personal—of mass incarceration.

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