Life Capacity Beyond Reentry: A Critical Examination of Racism and Prisoner Reentry Reform in.....

Reentry support should provide access and resources to higher education, including leadership and organizational skills, and should focus less on individual transformation and more on addressing the deeply-rooted and systemic social issues that contribute to the 'need' for a carceral system in the first place. This article, written by a collective of formerly incarcerated activists and leaders, discusses how racism, in addition to other forms of oppression, is reinforced through what most 'experts' consider 'successful' reentry approaches and reentry 'reform' practices.


Nixon, V., Clough, P. T., Staples, D., Peterkin, Y. J., Zimmerman, P., Voight, C., Clear, S. P., & Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate University Center, CUNY, New York. (2008). Life Capacity Beyond Reentry: A Critical Examination of Racism and Prisoner Reentry Reform in the U.S. Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, 2(1), 21–43. https://booksc.org/book/47564265/da006b

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