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A Longitudinal Survey of Newly-Released Prisoners: Methods and Design of the Boston Reentry Study

Volume 81 Number 1
June 2017

Recent survey studies of released prisoners suffer from high rates of non-response. The Boston Reentry Study is a small intensive longitudinal data collection from 122 men and women released from state prison to the Boston area. The study illuminates the process of relapse from prison, advances survey methodology for hard-to-reach populations, and helps describe the fluidity of householding and family relations of released prisoners.