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Prison Work-Release Programs and Incarcerated Women's Labor Market Outcomes

NCJ Number
Prison Journal Dated: 2019
Date Published
9 pages
This article reports on a study that examined whether the work-release program in Illinois prisons increases women's earnings and employment.

Using a large matched administrative database, the study found that a longer time served in an Adult Transition Center (ATC) increased total earnings and the probability of being employed during the time in an ATC, for both ATC parolees and dropouts. Furthermore, ATC parolees and dropouts with a longer stay in an ATC had sizable increases in their earnings and employment rates after incarceration; however, the incompletion of the ATC terms by ATC dropouts seemed to carry stigma that reduced their post-incarceration earnings or employment rates. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2019