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Going Home (or Not): How Residential Change Might Help Former Offenders Stay Out of Prison

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

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

Date Published: October 1, 2011