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Paroled offenders and ex-offenders' retention and completion for 3 small-sized prisoner-
release intervention programs in Columbus, Ohio, continue to decline. Prisoner-release
intervention programs aid paroled offenders and ex-offenders with societal reentry.
Influenced by the conceptual framework of the social control theory, this exploratory
multiple case study was designed to contribute to the common understanding of the
paroled offenders and ex-offenders' retention and completion in the small-sized prisoner
release intervention programs. The 18 participants included stakeholders from the
criminal justice system, prisoner-release intervention programs, community advocacy
organizations, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Analysis of data collected
from interviews and telephone calls resulted in the emergence of codes, themes, and
categories. The findings from this study could be used by the programs to establish a
proactive presence in the prison systems before inmate release for early intervention.
Further, the small-sized prisoner-release intervention programs could use the findings to
develop new initiatives, and scholars could use the findings to better understand the
social conditions affecting small-sized prisoner-release intervention programs.