Americans With A Felony Conviction and Their Families


It is time to use all untapped resources to fuel our economies.  Approximately three out of four individuals remain unemployed a year after being released from prison.  Only 12.5 percent of employers say they consider hiring ex-offenders. Many cities miss out on tax revenue because of their hesitancy to hire ex-offenders, in fact, the United States’ gross national product suffers a roughly $80 billion loss annually because of employment discrimination against ex-offenders. Studies show that employment reduces recidivism.  We are committed to reducing crime, lowering recidivism and improving the economy by working with businesses to provide employment opportunities.  Pew Research Center has suggested that if states could lower recidivism rates by just 10 percent, they could save an average of $635 million annually.