Getting Out Of Prison...And Staying Out

A look at efforts to reduce the recidivism rate.

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Getting Out Of Prison...And Staying Out

One out of every 100 Americans is locked up in jail or prison.

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Most offenders will be released from incarceration, and more than 40% will be back behind bars within three years.

Many states, including Connecticut, are looking at ways to stop that revolving door, make cities safer, and get a better return on corrections investments.

Today, we'll we focus on reentry - helping people build stable lives after prison, so they won’t go back. We’ll hear voices of ex-offenders; talk with the Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisor, with people on the front lines of re-entry work, and we hope to hear from you.

How do you think Connecticut should deal with people coming out of prison? Do you support prison re-entry programs? Have you, or someone you know, been involved in the criminal justice system? We’re interested to hear your story.