Faculty Publications

Title

Assessing the Effects of Exposure to Supermax Confinement on Offender Postrelease Behaviors

Document Type

Article

Keywords

offender, prison, recidivism, supermax

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Prison Journal

Volume

97

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

295

Abstract

A number of studies have examined whether the carceral experience has a criminogenic, deterrent, or null effect on offenders’ postrelease behaviors, but it is less clear whether exposure to different types of confinement similarly affects offenders’ postrelease behaviors. Using data collected from offenders released under postrelease supervision in Ohio, we examine the impact of exposure to one type of penal environment, supermax confinement, on offenders’ odds of recidivism and other postrelease outcomes. The findings revealed that exposure to supermax confinement had no impact on offenders’ postrelease behaviors.

Original Publication Date

6-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.1177/0032885517703925

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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