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Occasional Series on Reentry Research

Since June 2005, the Prisoner Reentry Institute has sponsored a monthly Occasional Series on Reentry Research that features emerging research on topics related to incarceration and reentry. The Occasional Series is designed to serve as a vehicle for disseminating emerging research and generating conversation to improve policy and practice within the field of reentry.

At each lecture, a researcher presents new research, followed by reflections from a policymaker and practitioner on the implications of the research for service provision and public policy. We distribute brief biographies for each panelist, a bibliography of related journal articles, books, and reports, the PowerPoint slides presented by the researcher (if applicable), and the report or journal article containing the research. Links to these materials are provided below.

For more information, please contact Matthew Bond.



The Occasional Series on Reentry Research has featured the following presentations:

November 7, 2013
Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring
Download the full report and supplemental white papers
Download Systemic Barriers to Higher Education by Dr. Natalie Sokoloff
Download PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. Natalie Sokoloff

October 17, 2013
Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside
Download the full report

June 26, 2013
Ending Mass Incarceration
View this event: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

February 28, 2013
Social Impact Bonds: Passing Fad or Firmly in Our Future?
View this event: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Download the handouts:
Event Sheet
Maryland Opportunity Compact
This is it FINAL

November 10, 2011
Imprisonment and Crime: Can Both be Reduced?
Event Sheet
Powerpoint Presentation
Executive Summary

October 6, 2011 
Beyond Conventional Wisdom-Creating Reentry Housing
Event Sheet
PowerPoint Presentation 1 (JoAnne Page)
PowerPoint Presentation 2 (Ryan Moser)
Download an iTunes U webcast of this Occasional Series.

May 6, 2011
The Use of Criminal Records in College Admissions Reconsidere
d
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation
Download an iTunes U webcast of this Occasional Series.

February 10, 2011
A Special Presentation on the Justice Atlas: A National Examination of Corrections and Public Safety through a Geographic Len
s
Justice Atlas
Panelist Biographies 
New York Map Fact Sheet

November 12, 2010
Parole Release Decisions: Impact of Victim and Nonvictim Input on Parole-Eligible Inmate

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

October 15, 2010
Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism? Findings from the Harlem Parole Reentry Cour
t
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

April 30, 2010 
The People Prisons Make: Effects of Incarceration on Criminal Psychology
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

March 26, 2010
(Re)Starting and Stopping: Breaks between Criminal Activity vs. Permanent Cessation from Crime
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

February 19, 2010
Correctional Policy: Preparing for Evidence-based Principle
s
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

December 11, 2009
A Natural Experiment on Residential Change and Recidivism: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

October 23, 2009
Evaluation of Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

September 11, 2009
Restorative Justice and Reentry
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation
Download an iTunes U webcast of this Occasional Series.

May 1, 2009
The Impact of Incarceration on Future Criminal Involvement
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

March 27, 2009
Redemption in the Presence of Widespread Criminal Background Check

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation
Download an iTunes U webcast of this Occasional Series.

February 27, 2009
Incarceration and Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Neighborhood Perspectiv
e
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

January 16, 2009
The Impact of Reentry Services on Juvenile Offenders’ Recidivis
m
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

October 3, 2008
“Someone Who’s Been There But Isn’t Far Away”: Findings from a Study of the Mentoring Component of a Young Adult Reentry Program
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

September 12, 2008
Women, Reentry and Everyday Life: Time to Work
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

April 18, 2008
An Examination of the Impact of Formerly Incarcerated Persons Helping Others
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

March 21, 2008
Transitional Jobs for Ex-Prisoners: Early Impacts from a Random Assignment Evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

February 1, 2008
No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws in the United States
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

November 2, 2007
Fictive Kinship as Reentry Strategy: The Role of Social Relations in Prisoner Reintegration
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

October 5, 2007
A Discussion of the Reentry Challenges Facing the Wrongly Convicted
 
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies

September 7, 2007
Impact and Cost Benefit Analysis of the Maryland Reentry Partnership Initiative
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

May 18, 2007
Perceived Criminality, Criminal background Checks and the Racial Hiring Practices of Employers

 Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

April 13, 2007
Governing through Crime:
How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear
Panelist Biography

February 9, 2007
Sentencing for Dollars: The Financial Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
 
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

December 15, 2006
Punitiveness in the Imprisonment of Women, 1977 – 2004
 
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

November 17, 2006
Domestic Violence and Reentry
 
Bibliography
Panelist Biographies

October 18, 2006
Into the Belly of the Beast – An Embedded Criminologist Reflects on California’s Prison Reform

Bibliography
Panelist Biography

June 16, 2006
Felon Disenfranchisement

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

May 19, 2006
Personnel Challenges in Effective Service Deliver
y
Panelist Biographies

May 5, 2006
Health and Reentry

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation 1
PowerPoint Presentation 2

April 21, 2006
Prison Reform and Reentry in Maryland

Panelist Biography
 

March 24, 2006
Scarlet Letters and Offending: Does an Old Criminal Record Predict Future Offending?

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

March 2, 2006
Independent Inspection in Effective Conduct of Imprisonment

Lord David Ramsbotham 
Chief Inspector
Prisons for the United Kingdom
 

February 10, 2006
Higher Education and Reentry

Bibliography
Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

December 8, 2005
Families & Reentry

Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation
 

October 21, 2005
Community Supervision

Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

September 23, 2005
Incarceration, Child Support & Employment

Panelist Biographies
PowerPoint Presentation

June 16, 2005
The Impact of Race and Criminal Record on Employment

Panelist Biographies