Oct 232010

I can personally relate to this article in my own experience.

reconciliation With 2.3 million people in prison, America has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

According to NPR, a new report entitled “Incarceration & Social Inequality” takes an in-depth look at the connection between prison and poverty….

The study finds that the stigma of serving time in jail follows ex-convicts into the work world, making it nearly impossible for them to find stable employment…

NPR‘s Michel Martin interviews Pettit, the report’s co-author, along with Eugene Nelson, an ex-convict seeking to rebuild his life…

Inserted from <Huffington Post>


The greater the stake former prisoners have in their communities, the less the likelihood that they well return to crime.  If you support greater opportunities for the restoration of offenders, you help make your community a safer place to live.

  2 Responses to “The Prison Cycle of Poverty”

  1. Tom, thanks for posting this!

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