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Publisher's Summary

The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently more than 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community.

This audiobook includes:

  • Tips on how to prepare for release while still in prison
  • Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children
  • Finding a job
  • Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt
  • Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities
  • Free resources to rely on for support
©2009 Jeffrey Ian Ross, PhD, and Stephen C. Richards, PhD (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Jim Shankle
  • 05-06-2018

Compelling - and Very Direct

Once started I couldn't stop listening. our judicial system is far too punitive. Especially after one has paid for his or her crime. All teens should hear this and get "scared straight".

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  • Rita Wilper
  • 14-11-2019

Don’t bother with this book

While there was a little bit of good advice (be honest with your parole officer), there was a great deal of misinformation and bad advice (even if your children have been adopted you must find them; women who give birth while incarcerated are handcuffed and wear leg shackles while giving birth).

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