The System Is Not Broken, It Is Intentional: The Prisoner Reentry Industry as Deliberate....

Reentry programs provide "the illusion of assistance" but in reality operate to extend the reach of the carceral state and maintain, rather than disrupt, mass incarceration. This study uses interviews with formerly incarcerated people and reentry service providers in the Midwest to highlight the use of restrictive supervision conditions, punitive fee-based services, and lack of services that address the root causes of crime.


Ortiz, J. M., & Jackey, H. (2019). The System Is Not Broken, It Is Intentional: The Prisoner Reentry Industry as Deliberate Structural Violence. The Prison Journal, 99(4), 484–503. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032885519852090

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Open Access Source: https://booksc.org/book/76367094/7ffe2c

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