Title

The Experience of Inmates Preparing for Reentry Into the Community

Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Closed Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

MaryEllen Thompson

Department Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Second Advisor

Dana M. Howell

Department Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Third Advisor

Christine Privott

Department Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to to further understand reentry preparation from the perspective of male, federal inmates with less than 18 months of their sentence remaining. Review of the literature encompassed the Second Change Act of 2007, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) reentry mission, family support, desistance, skill development, current reentry programs, and meaningful occupation. Four reentry themes from the inmates' perspective include self-efficacy, a sense of connectedness, present and future occupation-based goals and values, and concerns of pressure to find work and "stay on the right track" once released.

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