Folks who have been incarcerated are almost 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general population. Among federal prisoners, there is 64% recidivism in people convicted of violent offenses and 40% in non-violent offenders within 5 years. State prisons’ 5 year recidivism rate is 76%.
COST to taxpayers – a whopping $13 billion over 5 years.
The causes include, but not limited to: