Journal / Book Title
The Prison Journal
Formerly incarcerated Black males face many barriers once they return to society after incarceration. Research has long established incarceration as a determinant of poor health and well-being. While research has shown that legally created barriers (e.g., employment, housing, and social services) are often a challenge post-incarceration, far less is known of Black male’s daily experiences of reentry. Utilizing critical ethnography and semi-structured interviews with formerly incarcerated Black males in a Northeastern community, this study examines the challenges Black males experience post-incarceration.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Williams, Jason M.; Wilson, Sean K.; and Bergeson, Carrie, "“It’s Hard Out Here if You’re a Black Felon”: A Critical Examination of Black Male Reentry" (2019). Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 175.
Williams, Jason M., Sean K. Wilson, and Carrie Bergeson. "'It’s hard out here if you’re a Black felon”: A critical examination of Black male reentry." The Prison Journal 99, no. 4 (2019): 437-458.
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