March 3, 2020
We have a punishment problem in this country
In the United States 70 million people have been convicted of a crime, with an expected 100 million by 2030. Of those 2.5 million are in prisons and jails and 4.5 million are on probation or parole.
WHERE ARE THE OTHER 63 MILLION?
The US unemployment rate is currently under 4%. But for people with conviction histories? It’s 27%. What’s Next Washington wants to end the economic death sentence of a conviction history.
Million Americans With a Conviction History
Million with a Conviction by 2030
U.S. Unemployment Rate