Life on the Outside
December 7, 2015
American Psychological Association - The U.S. Justice Department made headlines in
October when it announced it would release some 6,000 inmates early from federal prisons.
The move was designed to reduce overcrowding and retroactively address the harsh sentences
that many drug offenders have received over the last three decades.
"Policymakers and criminal justice professionals are recognizing that simply releasing
someone into the community and expecting them to be successful is not a recipe for
success," says Robert Morgan, PhD, a psychologist who studies correctional mental
health at Texas Tech University.
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