Homecoming with Hurdles: Housing, Health and Work after Incarceration
New York State prisons and New York City jails hold fewer people than they did a decade ago. But even as inmates serve shorter sentences, they still face steep obstacles returning to civilian life. Mental healthcare is interrupted. Homelessness is common. Prison education programs are spotty, so work is hard to find. If the city and state are serious about reducing recidivism, the problems laid bare in these articles are places to start.