- 97% of all offenders behind bars are men… 3% are women! (Source: U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Statistics)
- 80% of the men in prison have been physically abused as children! (U.S, Department of Justice: Bureau of Statistics)
- 50% of all prisoners are involved in drugs and alcohol! (U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Statistics)
- One out of every 100 adults in America are behind bars! (American Correctional Association)
- On average, 50% of released offenders commit an average of 162 new crimes, 40% commit an average of 5 crimes and 10% commit an average of 650 crimes. (Source: Vance, Carol. Former Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
- 1 in every 31 adults were incarcerated or on probation or parole at year end 2006. (U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Statistics)
- The average daily cost for each state prison adult is $67.55 per day. State prisons and jails held 2,319,258 inmates at the end of 2007. That means it costs states approximately $156,665,878 per day, or $57,183,045,470 per year! (Source: American Correctional Association, 2006 Directory of Adult and Juvenile Correctional Departments Institutions 67th addition)
THESE STATISTICS PROVE THE GREAT NEED TO REACH THOSE BEHIND BARS WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST… THE ONLY ANSWER TO CRIME IS JESUS CHRIST!