ERIC Number: ED102454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
The Financial Resources of Released Prisoners.
Lenihan, Kenneth J.
This report examines the financial condition of men when they are released from state prisons. To what extent are they any better off than when they went in? With few exceptions, the author finds very little difference: they leave prison as they entered, still poor, with few employable skills and little work experience. The little money men do have when they leave comes in the form of a gratuity from the state--"gate money," as it is commonly known. This report describes practices of the various states concerning "gate money," prisoners earnings, savings, work release, and other factors which determine a prisoner's financial condition at the time of release. The information was obtained through a survey conducted during the summer of 1971 among the correction departments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.