Join us in transforming our probation and parole systems into more humane, effective institutions.
Many struggle to find their footing and start new lives. It’s tempting to lapse back into crime when you’re directionless, unemployed, and alone. The American corrections system is failing individuals on community supervision.
of people on parole are re-arrested within two years after leaving prison
of America's prison admissions are the result of violations of probation or parole.
America's annual spend on corrections.
Rewarding parole departments for showing that they can help get people back on their feet would keep tens of thousands of people out of prison and save tens of millions of dollars for California taxpayers.
Tennessee is facing mounting costs and serious strains on its facilities as the state corrections population grew to record highs over the last few years. If Tennessee adopts The Rebound Act, we estimate that over 12,000 people could be kept out of prison over the next decade and the state could save nearly 12 million dollars annually.
Community supervision in Georgia is in crisis. Even as crime rates in the Peach State fall, community supervision continues to grow, resulting in the highest “justice-involvement” rate in the country. If Georgia adopts The Rebound Act, it will save over $40 million in the next decade. Together, we can help thousands of Georgians peacefully return to their communities.
Crime rates in Texas are falling, but the number of Texans on community supervision is still rising. Texas’s community supervision system too often fails in its primary goal of rehabilitating people. If Texas adopts The Rebound Act, over 20,000 people could be kept out of prison over the next ten years, saving taxpayers nearly $200 million.