Posted by ThatHelps Team
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Interest: Social Justice

Purpose: Petition

Under 5 mins.

Over 10,000 ex-prisoners are released from America's state and federal prisons EVERY week and arrive on the doorsteps of our nation's communities. Studies show that approximately two-thirds will likely be rearrested within three years of release. *

With statistics like this, one thing we can possibly all agree on is that the system isn't working to make re-entry into society a success. State prison populations are also getting older. The number of people aged 55 and older behind bars is rising and expected to total one-third of the prison population by 2030. Studies show that the more violent crimes are committed by people in their teens and early 20s.

Reentry Week (April 26-30) shines a spotlight on our prisons and the reentry of those who have paid their debt to society.

You can help shine your own spotlight on this issue when you add your name to a growing petition to advocate for 'compassionate release' 👉

*: Every Action; The Marshall Project
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