One of the major factors creating our huge inmates population is our high recidivism rate. The United States currently has the highest recidivism rate and will continue to have the most inmates in the world unless something is done. In order to reduce the high rate or recidivism, jobs and housing need to be provided for released returning citizens. Re-entry programs such as ours, and The Hay House, which is located in Tennessee, help former inmates re-enter the community as responsible and productive citizens.
“The federal government can employ released inmates repairing our deteriorating infrastructure of roads and bridges.This safety employment net would be available to released inmates for two years upon their release from prison. After 2 years, the former inmate would have a proven job record for new employment.”
Information and photo source: http://www.prisonpath.com/provide-jobs-reduce-incarceration-crisis/