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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Preventing Chronic Disease.

Volume 15, Issue 12, 2018, Article number 180260.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.5888/pcd15.180260

Copyright © 2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Identifying the biopsychosocial needs of mothers who have been released from jail is critical to understanding the best ways to support their health and stability after release. In May through August 2014, we interviewed 15 mothers who had been released from an urban jail about their reentry experiences, and we analyzed transcripts for themes. Eight domains of community reentry emerged through analysis: behavioral health services, education, employment, housing, material resources, medical care, relationships with children, and social support. Participants defined barriers to successful reentry, which paralleled the social determinants of health, and shared suggestions that could be used to mitigate these barriers.

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