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Returning To Prison

90% of prisoners will be released back into our communities. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections released 18,417 inmates from state prisons. The...

Matthew 25 Project

In November 2015, Tom Zeager tasked me to carry out a mission that he had long envisioned as being of vital importance to...

Who are they?

More than half of Pennsylvania’s prisoners have children. Children with parents in prison have a seven times greater chance of being incarcerated. More than...

Mentoring Alternatives

When connected with mentors, ex-offenders remained in the program an average of 9.7 months versus 6.6 months for those without mentors and were...

Is prison an illness?

Estimates show that 70-80% of prisoners have a drug or alcohol addiction. Twenty-seven percent of inmates have some form of mental illness....

Incarceration can be inherited

More than 50% of Pennsylvania’s prisoners have children. Children with parents in prison have a five times greater chance of being incarcerated....

The cost to PA tax payers per prisoner

Pennsylvania citizens must annually pay out about $42,000 for each state prisoner and about $26,000 annually for those in county jails. Prisoners who are 65...

Our jails are filled with the poor

Sixty-three of the 67 Pennsylvania counties jails are holding about 50,000 inmates. About 70% of these inmates are awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail....