Support Programs for Ex-Offenders
A State-by-State Directory
About the Book
The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world; in 2008, for every 100,000 citizens, 764 were in jails or prisons. With nearly half of ex-convicts committing crimes after their release, numerous support programs exist to facilitate their successful reintegration to society.
This is a directory of ex-offender programs run by the national government as well as by individual states (and Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C.). Addresses, phone numbers and web sites are listed for all organizations that aid the ex-convict in locating employment, housing, support groups, clothing and food. A vital resource for both organizations and individuals interested in the rehabilitation of released offenders.
About the Author(s)
Harry Spiller is the author of 18 books and numerous magazine articles. He served for 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps with two tours in Vietnam. He also served as sheriff of Williamson County, Illinois, and retired as an associate professor of criminal justice from John A. Logan College. He lives in Marion, Illinois.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Copyright Date: 2011
Table of Contents
National Organizations 5
Organizations by State (and Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C.) 7
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