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Inside the Lives of Hispanic Origin Ex-Convicts: Pre- and Post-Incarceration
International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Using in-depth interviews, this study examined the social upbringing, subjective experiences and coping mechanisms of Mexican origin ex-convicts before and after their incarceration. Overall, our participants experienced multiple structural disadvantages prior to and following incarceration. Many grew up in environments with little social control—lacking good parenting or role models—and embedded in communities of concentrated poverty and criminality. Many also disclosed their struggles todoi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i4.931 fatcat:hxns5jtms5hszbiz2y5urn6dcu