Reentry Programs in New York State Prisons: Queensboro and Orleans Correctional Facilities

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Each year 27,000 inmates—nearly 40 percent of the prison population—return home from prison. Reentering society is often a difficult transition, especially for individuals with long prison terms as many of their communities have evolved and changed over time. How well inmates are prepared for their reentry has a significant impact on their overall success on the outside and on the quality of life in their communities. For this reason, DOCCS launched reentry programs for male prisoners at Queensboro, Orleans, and Hudson Correctional Facilities. The missions of these programs are to ease individuals’ transition from confinement to freedom by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed in their communities, including assistance in connecting to services such as housing, employment, mental and medical health care, and substance abuse treatment.

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