THE ISSUE

Correctional Population

Recidivism

6.9 M

70%

An estimated 6,899,000 persons were under the supervision of adult correctional systems at
year end 2013.
(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Without intervention
70% of all prisoners paroled 
will reoffend and return to prison.
(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Likelihood of going to prison

The Cost

1 in 15
will serve time

If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged.
an estimated 1 in every 15 persons
will serve time in State or Federal prison
during their lifetime
(thefiscaltimes.com)
"It costs us about $33,000 a year (nationally) to lock somebody up. 
In California it costs about $75,000 a year".
 
(US Senator Kamala Harris)