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Life on the outside

Life on the outside
American Psychological Association
People leaving prison face a host of challenges, from untreated mental illness and substance abuse disorders to unemployment and lack of housing. "There doesn't tend to be a good handoff for individuals leaving the prison system," says Roger H. Peters, PhD, a professor of mental health law and policy at the University of South Florida. "Reentry is always going to be a challenge."