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Who Gets Visited In Prison? Individual- And Community-level Disparities In Inmate Visitation Experiences

Title: Who Gets Visited In Prison? Individual- And Community-level Disparities In Inmate Visitation Experiences.
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Name(s): Cochran, Joshua C., author
Mears, Daniel P., author
Bales, William D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2017-05
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Scholarship has shown that visitation helps individuals maintain social ties during imprisonment, which, in turn, can improve inmate behavior and reduce recidivism. Not being visited can result in collateral consequences and inequality in punishment. Few studies, however, have explored the factors associated with visitation. This study uses data on Florida inmates to identify individual-and community-level factors that may affect visitation. Consistent with expectations derived from prior theory and research, the study finds that inmates who are older, Black, and who have been incarcerated more frequently experience less visitation. In addition, inmates who come from areas with higher incarceration rates and higher levels of social altruism experience more visits. Unexpectedly, however, sentence length and economic disadvantage are not associated with visitation. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000401088400002 (IID), 10.1177/0011128714542503 (DOI)
Keywords: violence, crime, recidivism, social support, imprisonment, homicide, incarceration, inequality, misconduct, neighborhood context, prison experiences, social isolation, social ties, ties, visitation
Publication Note: The publisher's version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128714542503
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000401088400002
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Crime & Delinquency.
0011-1287
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 63

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Cochran, J. C., Mears, D. P., & Bales, W. D. (2017). Who Gets Visited In Prison? Individual- And Community-level Disparities In Inmate Visitation Experiences. Crime & Delinquency. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000401088400002