There are many rationalizations for the imposition of restrictions on parolees. There is a readjustment period. Society has a vested interest in setting up parolees for success in the transition from incarceration to free society. Understanding incarceration and related impacts is important. Those making the transitions can encounter social, economic, psychological, religious, moral, and ethical challenges. Most prisoners are not properly prepared for entrance into the community. Reentry problems help explain why most parole failures take place after release, often within the first six months.
Three forces influence the released offender’s adjustment to free society. Those forces are the parole officer, the parole bureaucracy, and the experiences of the offender. Suppose you have been tasked with exploring contributions that can help to set the offender up for success with the transition.
In your initial discussion post:
- Lay out three best practices a parole officer can undertake to elevate the potential for parolee success post-release.
- Summarize how parole bureaucracy can adversely impact parolee success.
- Lay out two adjustments for addressing impediments to success at the parole bureaucracy level.
- Correlate two ways offender experience prerelease can impact the potential for post-release success.