Reentry in Rural Communities
Each year, 600,000 people from state and federal prison and 9 million people from local jails reenter into the community.1 Within a 3-year period, about half of these individuals are reincarcerated and two thirds are rearrested.2 Although many of the challenges of reentry are similar across geographical settings, people in rural communities encounter many additional barriers to successful reentry.
1 Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). (n.d.). Incarceration and reentry. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aspe.hhs.gov/incarceration-reentry.
2 (ASPE). (n.d.). Incarceration and reentry.