The COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic effect on prison systems in the United States. While the prison system has been able to slow the spread of disease, it has been difficult for many programs to resume in-person teaching.
Access to education is rarely available to incarcerated people in the United States. It is also one of the only documented solutions to recidivism.
United States correctional facilities number in the millions, and a sizable portion of incarcerated people are held under the rule of for-profit prisons.
When a former inmate steps back into the outside world, they face the challenge of making a fresh start in their lives and careers.
There is a crisis in our country. And most of us have no idea it’s even happening.
Technology plays a substantial role in our mental health.
I knew then that I wanted to work with these men who at one point raised their right hand like I did… who at one point made a mistake like I did. Everyone deserves a second chance.
My belief that society would be remiss to overlook the potential of incarcerated veterans is only one example of how I express my larger belief that when we fully invest in others, they grow and reinvest.