Re-Entry from Incarceration

W.Va. Lower Than National Average For Prison Incarcerations

The numbers of people on parole are swelling in some states, leading to more people going to jail. But the number of people in the system in West Virginia is on the low end compared to the national average.

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Us & Them: Re-Entry

At least 95 percent of people behind bars will be released. Some say a formerly incarcerated person’s successful re-entry into society requires more focus on rebuilding an individual and less on punishment. Criminal justice reform efforts also address a victim-centered approach, but some believe that fundamental change might require addressing past trauma of victims as well as the perpetrators of crimes.

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