Further interventions may be warranted to address the risks faced by recently released prisoners. Because the study was limited to one state, results may not be generalizable to all regions of the United States.
About the Study:
This study examined post-release mortality among 76,208 individuals released from prison between 1999 and 2009. Data from the Washington State Department of Corrections were combined with data from the National Death Index to identify cause of death for of recently released prisoners.