In the era of mass incarceration, prisoner reentry has become an important social institution in the life worlds’ of the urban poor. This is especially the case for poor African-American men and women, Latinos, and increasingly poor white men. Yet we know little about the everyday experience of prisoner reentry or the broader implications of our current crime control strategies in shaping the experiences, interactions, and daily routines of urban life.
Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. In celebration of National Reentry Week, the Shriver Center and the Vera Institute of Justice will host a webinar on April 28, 2016, on fair housing rights for people with criminal records.