From Prison to Poverty

From Prison to Poverty

February 26, 2015 | by Colleen Walsh | Harvard Gazette

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In this interview, Harvard sociologist Bruce Western describes his multiyear study, which tracked formerly incarcerated men and women as they returned to their Boston neighborhoods. The data shine light on the incredible poverty and related struggles facing formerly incarcerated communities, alongside potential points of intervention for programs and services.

In this interview, Harvard sociologist Bruce Western describes his multiyear study, which tracked formerly incarcerated men and women as they returned to their Boston neighborhoods. The data shine light on the incredible poverty and related struggles facing formerly incarcerated communities, alongside potential points of intervention for programs and services. Western discusses the limitations to telling stories solely through data and the challenges to expanding understanding of incarceration and reentry. Click here to learn about NCCD’s analytics work on adult criminal justice.