A slightly dated report from the DOJ shows 76% of felons are arrested within 5 years.
Within 5 years:
- 77% of drug offenders were arrested again for a new crime.
- 84% of inmates 24 or younger at release were arrested.
- 36% of all arrested within 5 years committed a new crime within the first 6 months, with 57% of all arrests within the first year.
A companion article by Rasmussen College referencing this study gives 4 main barriers to entry which causes many felons to reinforce skills they learned behind bars--Employment, housing, education, and voter disenfranchisement.
Part of my mission is to augment and change the life of one felon, make a small dent, and give people opportunities. Instead of being reactive viewing felons as hard-wired for failure and crime, it may be because the odds are stacked against them.
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