- In the United States, 95% of the prison population will be eligible for release from prison; nearly 80% of these will be on parole. (U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- In the U.S. 1 in every 31 adults, were incarcerated or on probation or parole at year end 2006. (Source: Lauren E. Glaze and Thomas P. Bonczar, Bureau of Justice Statistics: Probation and Parole in the United States 2006)
- A record 7 million people were behind bars, on probation and on parole at the end of 2005. An estimated 700,000 inmates were released back into society in 2006 alone. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- 10 million young people nationwide have had a mother or father, or both, behind bars at some point of their lives. (Sources: US News and World Report, April 29, 2002. Volume 132, Number 14 pp. 48-51, “Breaking the Cycle”)
- The State of California lists its costs to house a single juvenile offender at a whopping $175,616 per year. (Source: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
- On December 31, 2009, the female prison population of both Federal and State prisons in the U.S. was 113,462. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- 1 out of 6 prisoners in the state of California is serving a life sentence. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
MORE REASONS TO CONTINUE TO GET THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST INTO THE HANDS OF PRISONERS ALL ACROSS AMERICA! THE NEED IS SO GREAT. WILL YOU HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK BEHIND BARS?