The authors examine all releases to parole supervision in a single state over a period of four years to consider how a diagnosis of mental illness is associated with return to incarceration.
Can prison populations be reduced without endangering the public? This question is examined by testing the effect of California’s dramatic efforts to comply with court-mandated targets to reduce prison overcrowding.
In-prison contact with family members improves the level of support post-release. In-prison contact with children is important to the establishment of post-release involvement with children.
Policy attention should focus on incentives in the criminal justice system.
Fathers who lived with children before incarceration and had regular contact with their children during their incarceration were more likely to be involved with their children after release.