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Planning for Your Release: A Guide for Incarcerated Veterans

Knowing where to begin when it comes to seeking out supportive services is crucial before and immediately after release from prison. Planning for Your Release, a Guide for Incarcerated Veterans, provides brief explanations and practical first steps for Veterans to consider as they reenter their communities. A range of topics are covered in this guide, including general help for veterans, eligibility for federal benefits, and replacement of personal records. Additionally, it includes direct contact information for government, community, and faith-based organizations that provide employment preparation and job-placement services to individuals transitioning out of corrections. While this document may be most useful to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated veterans, it may also be useful to organizations working inside of correctional facilities, or community organizations serving formerly incarcerated individuals.