THE ISSUE

Correctional Population

Recidivism

6.9 M

70%

An estimated 6,899,000 persons were under the supervision of adult correctional systems at
year end 2013.
(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Without intervention
70% of all prisoners paroled 
will reoffend and return to prison.
(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Likelihood of going to prison

The Cost

1 in 15
will serve time

California is expected to spend about $60,000
for each inmate in 2013-14 
 
(Source: Department of Finance & Legislative Analysts Office
- www.cbp.org)
If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged.
an estimated 1 in every 15 persons
will serve time in State or Federal prison
during their lifetime
(thefiscaltimes.com)