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Going Home (or Not): How Residential Change Might Help the Formerly Incarcerated Stay Out of Prison

Dr. David Kirk, Assistant Professor,University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Kirk discusses how Hurricane Katrina affected those formerly incarcerated persons originally from New Orleans and their likelihood of returning to prison. Kirk also discussed potential strategies for fostering residential change among those who were incarcerated, focusing specifically on parole residency policies and the provision of public housing vouchers.

Date Published: October 1, 2011