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Old 05-30-2018, 10:09 PM
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Default It's a policy book, not a helping book

There is a new book about re-entry called “Homeward”, by Bruce Western.
But perhaps the most intriguing findings of Western’s study are those related to what he calls “human frailty.” When I asked Western to define the term, he said that it involves “the mental infirmity and the physical problems that accumulate with people under poverty.”
As*Homeward*describes, the Boston Reentry Study found that, along with poverty, human frailty is perhaps the defining feature of incarceration. Fifty-four percent of the reentry population reported a history of problems with drugs or alcohol. Two-thirds had a history of mental illness or addiction. One-third reported serious back pain, arthritis, or some other disability. Oftentimes, many people entering prison have chronic diseases stemming from drug use, along with other unmet physical and mental needs—needs that immediately become unmet again upon reentry, when their institutionalized care ends.
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