Building grounds for release: Women’s perceptions of a community corrections program
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Citation of Original PublicationCantora, A. (2013). Building grounds for release: Women’s perceptions of a community corrections program. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 1(2), 197-220.
Few studies have examined the role halfway houses play in helping women navigate the transition from prison to community. To add to this research, my article explores the perceptions and experiences of women residing at a New Jersey female halfway house upon their release from prison. In-depth qualitative interviews with 33 women that I conducted were analyzed to understand the prison to halfway house transition. The study aims to answer the following questions: How does the halfway house help and/or hinder the reentry process? How do women perceive the halfway house during this transitional phase? The results of my research provides support for the argument that more residential opportunities should be provided for returning prisoners as they begin the reentry process.