The ability to assimilate is often thought to be a simple matter of rejoining society after incarceration, however, for those who are convicted felons, it is anything but. There are many factors that make assimilation difficult and/or impossible. This research takes a dive into individual experiences and stories that give explanations of the difficulties encountered by ex-offenders attempting to assimilate into their home community of Oildale, a small town in central California.
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