Are you coming home from jail and need help find a job
Today, American tax payers spend almost $70 billion annually to supervise 7.3 million individuals who are in some phase of the criminal justice system-on probation, incarcerated or parole. And more then 2 million out of the 7.3 million are Black Americans.
In 2009, the School District of Philadelphia faced a projected shortfall of 147 million after losing $160 million in state funding yet, during this same period tax payers spent nearly $290 million to imprison residents from just 11 Philadelphia neighborhoods
There are legitimate concerns that neighborhoods such as the 11 in Philadelphia are sending more individuals in these primary poor communities of color to prison than to college and that the percentages of dollars being used for incarceration is increasing, while the percentage for education is decreasing.
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California noted in his 2010 State of address: “Spending 45 percent more on prisons than universities is no way to proceed into the future…….What does it say about our state that focuses more on prison uniforms than on caps and gowns?” We can no longer justify the cast of mass incarceration or deter it’s moral and social consequences
Until now, there have been minor remedies to fix the fundamentals of individuals reentering society. With the recidivism rate at 66% it clearly shows that offenders are coming home only to return to prison because of anemic reentry efforts.
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