The U.S has less than 5% of the world’s population, but almost 25% of the world’s prisoners. Today 2.3 million inmates are behind bars. Inner cities are locked in cycles of crime, drug abuse and violence.
One in three African American males can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime. Blacks make up about 13 percent of the nation’s overall population and 46 percent of the prison population.
The incarceration rate for African Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them.
Without intervention, imprisonment sadly turns into a family affair with a pervasive cycle of repeat offenders within the same household generation after generation.
Despite the dire statistics, there is a hope stirring in the inner cities across America – there is growing evidence lives can be changed and communities restored!
Break the Cycle
and Bring Hope.