Individuals transitioning from an institutional correctional setting to a community correctional setting
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Case of Robert
Robert is a 25 year-old male who was previously charged with armed robbery. He has served his time in an institutional correctional facility, and is now transitioning to community corrections. In his criminal history, he has 4 previous arrests, 2 for burglary and 2 for drug possession.
He had a history of heroin abuse prior to incarceration. He disclosed that prior to incarceration he had been using heroin for approximately 6 years. He has stated that he has not used heroin while being incarcerated. He stated that he has also used alcohol and marijuana in the past. He stated that he doesn’t want to do heroin anymore, and believes he will not have cravings as he transitions back into society.
Robert has struggled with bipolar disorder for a few years now. While incarcerated, he received weekly counseling sessions, as well as medication. He does not like how he feels on his medication, but he has not had a manic or depressive episode since being medicated.
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