Serving the Fox Valley, Green Bay, Oshkosh and surrounding communities.
A Program of Goodwill NCW

Did You Know?

  • The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world
  • One in every 33 adults is involved in the criminal justice system, either incarcerated or on community supervision
  • 97% of incarcerated persons will return to their home community
  • Approximately 8,000 prisoners are released each year in Wisconsin
  • Almost 700 state inmates are scheduled to be released to the region of Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet and Brown counties in the next 12 months
  • Without reentry intervention, 50% of those released in Wisconsin will return to prison within three years … almost 69% nationwide
  • It costs nearly $38,000 to keep one person in prison for one year
  • Reentry intervention within the first 6-12 months can lessen the risk of re-offending and is critical to an offender’s success
  • In the past two decades, state general fund spending on corrections increased by more than 300 percent. Despite this increased spending, recidivism rates have remained largely unchanged
  • Through 2015, 88.5% of Circle of Support participants remained successfully in the community rather than being returned to prison
  • Statewide, approximately 50% of released prisoners return to prison for new offenses or supervision rules violations within three years
  • Public Safety is a community issue

Resources

WPPRI Report: “Stopping the Revolving Door: Reform of Commnity Corrections in Wisconsin”

PBS FRONTLINE: The Released

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