WHAT IS RE-ENTRY:
The term "re-entry" is used by many advocates, service providers, policy-makers, and formerly incarcerated people to define what happens to people coming home from prison. More broadly, it describes a process of re-integration, rehabilitation, and restoration of rights that should begin when an individual is arrested.
"Collateral consequences," is a popular label for the legal, social, and economic barriers to a person's re-entry into his or her community. Although...