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Effect Of Imprisonment

Mary Ann, a young Hispanic single mother with four children under the age of ten years, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drug offense.

Martin, a sixty-two-year-old married Greek immigrant, is a bank employee and has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud and embezzlement.

John and Leroy, twenty- and twenty-two-year-old single brothers, are members of a white supremacist neo-Nazi group and have been sentenced to seven years in prison for burning down a synagogue.

Addressing each person individually, discuss what effect will imprisonment have on their lives (including their families and children) and professions? What challenges will they face when they reenter society?

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Mary Ann will have an immensely different life once she is released from prison and the impact on her family will be severe. Single mothers who are imprisoned cannot provide the love and care for their children that is needed and therefore, her children will be at risk for becoming criminals. In addition, she will face additional hardships of being incapable of seeing her children often unless they are infants, which could allow for her to ...

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The solution discusses the effect of imprisonment.