Annotated Source

Munn, M. (2011). Living in the aftermath: the impact of lengthy incarceration on post-

carceral success. The Howard Journal, 50(3), 233-246. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-

2311.2011.00663.x

Melissa Munn, a professor at Okanagan College in Canada, attempts to prove that

there is a possibility of success for ex-convicts who have been released after serving

long term sentences. There has been much research on the negative effects of long

term imprisonment, however, there is very little research on those who have

managed to overcome all the obstacles and lead a successful life after prison.

Through interviews of ex-convicts, the author learns that although there are many

obstacles these men must face in their relationships with others, the way they learn

to deal with their freedom, and their paranoia of being sent back, there are those who

manage to lead relatively normal lives. This study contradicts my hypothesis that

long term prison sentences hinder a person’s ability to live normal lives in society.

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3 Responses to Annotated Source

  1. eunicewri101 says:

    To be clear, is this article’s research done through interviews? I think the annotated bibliography would flow better if you rewrote this sentence: “Through interviews of ex-convicts, the author learns that although there are many obstacles these men must face in their relationships with others, the way they learn to deal with their freedom, and their paranoia of being sent back, there are those who manage to lead relatively normal lives.” I think you should clarify what this article was about more.

  2. orinrottman says:

    Good job on your annotation. This sounds like an interesting article. I am curious what percentage of long term inmates end up leading successful live. I like that you are reading articles that seem to contradict your hypothesis, it’s important to know both sides of the story before you start arguing for either of them.

  3. theresewriting101 says:

    This study seems very interesting. I like how you have included the methods of how the researcher supported her hypothesis. It is also great that you connected it to your own research and stated that it contradicts your study. Make sure you have other resources that will back up your study and use this one as a limitation. Also, remember to indent the second line of your citation and to indent your paragraph.

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