This study has been developed to find policy implications and to suggest suitable correctional programs for adult inmates and their families based upon the importance of family ties between those two parties. Keeping good family ties can be a valuable resource for inmates, families and the government. The study has reviewed existing researches on the effects of family factors on prison lives and recidivism rate. It has been suggested that families play an important role in rehabilitating prisoners and re-entry into the community after their release. The empirical studies showed consistently that good family ties during incarceration can contribute inmates' positive prison lives and reduce new offence after prison. After looking at the empirical studies and Korean correctional policy situations, this study recommended the correctional policies and the programs that could maintain stability and improve relations between inmates and their families. The policy directions with two objectives were suggested by this study. The first thing was to establish and activate the tying programs between the inmates and their families. That included increasing contact programs between the two parties, and enhancing familyhood through education. The second thing was the improvement of the economic conditions of the inmates' families and personal supports for the children with imprisoned parents. It concluded that more assistance programs and activities should be provided for inmates and their families to enhance family ties.