i’m visiting columbus on friday, meeting old friends and new at ohio state and the ohio department of corrections. my talk will feature new work with some of the grad student collaborators on the minnesota exits and entries project team. if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop on by to say hello.

Entries and Exits: Contrasting Pathways to Community Reentry
Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota

October 24, 2008
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, Rm 100A, OSU
Coffee, bagels and refreshments are being served

Dr. Uggen will discuss the design and some very early findings from the new Minnesota Exits and Entries Project and related projects. You will hear excerpts from pre-release interviews with young people age 18 to 25 as they are leaving the following institutional settings: (1) foster care; (2) mental health treatment; (3) chemical health treatment; (4) the armed forces; (5) the juvenile justice system; (6) a county jail system; and, (7) the state prison system. Some of these groups, such as former prisoners, are highly stigmatized. Others, such as Iraq war veterans, typically return home to brighter prospects and more welcoming communities. By taking a more comprehensive and comparative perspective on the reentry phenomenon, project organizers hope to reveal the processes operating in each institutional domain and to explain how vulnerable young adults fare once they leave the care or custody of the state. Graduate student collaborators on this project include Arturo Baiocchi, Jeanette Hussemann, Shelly Schaefer, Sarah Shannon, and Tom Walton.