Life on the Outside: Transitioning from Prison to the Community

Thomas P. LeBel*, Shadd Maruna

*Corresponding author for this work

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15 Citations (Scopus)


This article focuses on the growing difficult realities of moving from prison to the community. It refers to several narratives of people who have experienced-and struggled-with the transition, and also sheds some light on the relevance of creating and supporting programs that promote family and community bonding. This article also emphasizes the importance of giving people the chance to redeem themselves and start over.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
PublisherOxford University Press/UNESCO
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968756
ISBN (Print)9780199730148
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Community bonding
  • Family bonding
  • Prison-community transition
  • Redemption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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