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22 Dec, 2012

Saving Lives: The Post-Prison Education Project

2012-12-22T19:02:25+00:00December 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , |

Want to change a life? Make the community safer? Save taxpayer dollars? Incarcerating someone for one year costs around $35,000--as I wrote about yesterday in The Atlantic.com--it's the equivalent of a year's college tuition. It also leads to more crime in the long run as the national recidivism rate for returning prisoners hovers around 66%. [...]