Inmates open up about causes of violent crime

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 27, 2022 2:36 PM CT | Published: October 27, 2022 2:02 PM CT

Past victimization and having a parent who’s incarcerated are among the main drivers of violent behavior, according to a report. But acknowledging the importance of education and schoolwork reduced inmates' sense of hopelessness.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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