Utah: Female Incarceration Rates Decreasing


Utah has seen a recent drop in female inmate numbers due to several reentry preparation programs offered at prison.  Though the prison system lacks much federal spending for such programs, the community has proven to help fill the gaps by providing services to inmates.  Everything from becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, to helping inmates create resumes or finding housing promotes the betterment of inmates and therefore their communities. 

65 to 75 percent of released prisoners return to prison at some point. But when they go through some form of programming, the figure plummets to about 30 percent. “We owe it to these women to make sure they have access to the resources necessary to reconstruct their lives.”

This is a great example of how you can get involved to help incarcerated women’s lives, as well as your community!  To read this entire article, click here

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