Best Re-Entry Preparation Guides Across the Country


The Minnesota Department of Corrections has developed an excellent pre-release handbook that allows for those being discharged to begin their re-entry back into the community.  This workbook covers topics such as identification, housing, education, employment, family relationships, money management, and life skills. The workbook can be downloaded here.


The San Francisco Re-Entry Council and the Safe Communities Reentry Council have collaborated to form the Access to Resources Working Group.  The product of this collaboration is the resource guide entitled, Getting Out, Staying Out: A Guide to San Francisco Resources for People leaving Jails and Prisons. You can click here to download individuals chapters of the guide. You can view the entire booklet here.


The Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College has created a National Directory of Reentry Resource Guides that lists and catalogs the efforts of states across the country.