THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Road to RedemptionFormerly incarcerated residents struggle to rebuild their lives and overcome the stigma of serving time.By Cooper Levey-Baker 8/28/2017 at 5:00am Published in the September 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine
America locks up more of its citizens than any other country on earth. Home to 4.4 percent of the world’s population, the United States is also home to 22 percent of the world’s prisoners, a population that has increased fivefold in the last 40 years. More than 6.7 million Americans, one out of every 37 citizens, are under some type of correctional control, and more than 2.2 million are in a state or federal prison or local jail.
Almost all of them will at some point get out. Each year, 650,000 people are released from federal and state prisons.
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