THE U.S. PRISON SYSTEM IS BROKEN
More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities.Contact Now
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The purpose of education in prison is to give individual the skills they need to unlock their potential, it should also build social capital and improve the well-being of prisoners during their sentences and once released
The vast majority of people in U.S. prisons do not have a high school diploma. A high correlation exists between the level of education attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate. The American Correctional Association has reported that in Indiana the recidivism rate for GED completers is 20 percent lower than the general prison population’s rate, and the recidivism rate for college degree completers is 44 percent lower than the general population’s.
The U.S. mass incarceration makes up about 25% of the world’s prison population while being less than 5% of the world’s population.
The U.S. makes up 25% of the worlds prison population
Since the 1970's, the prison population in the U.S. has increased by 700%
The recidivism rate in California is 55%