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OUR VISION

 

Our vision is to reduce the rate of recidivism in the United States by providing a path to financial stability and success.

THE PROBLEM

Prison reform is a bi-partisan and every day citizen problem that needs serious attention.

The U.S. makes up 25% of the worlds prison population and only 7% of the world's population

More than 65% of inmates released from the CA prison system return to prison within 3 years

Since the 1970's, the prison population in the U.S. has increased by 700% and continues to increase

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ABOUT THE PROBLEM

Every year, over 600,000 people will leave prison and attempt to rejoin their neighbors as productive members of society. Despite seeking employment at rates higher than the general population, formerly incarcerated individuals are half as likely to get a job because of their incarceration and face unemployment rates five times the national average. In the Google era, a simple web search ensures that no one can ever truly escape their past. The discrimination that these would-be employees experience perpetuates a cycle of economic insecurity that forces many to return to illegal activities just to survive. It is unsurprising then that nearly two thirds of formerly incarcerated individuals find themselves back in prison in just three years.