79% are ineligible or denied housing.
Less than 10% receive a callback.
Less than 20% admitted to colleges.
1 in 3 Americans Have a Record
A criminal record can be a lifelong barrier to economic security and mobility, with adverse effects on families, communities, and our entire economy.
45% of American males have a record by age 23
67% remain unemployed five years after release
More than one-third cannot pay and face additional penalties
Released from prison back to their communities each year
Adults are currently supervised on probation or parole
Women are banned from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Laws restrict access to occupational licenses
1 in 2 children have at least one parent with a criminal record
1 in 5 people with a record who sought support were denied public benefits like food stamps, most with children living in the home.
75% of formerly incarcerated people are still unemployed one year after release.
1 in 4 were denied or barred from educational loans because of their conviction.
68% of formerly incarcerated people are forced to live with family or transitional housing.
2 in 3 families report having difficulty meeting basic needs as a result of a loved one’s conviction.
81% of formerly incarcerated women were unable to afford housing after release.