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the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.

At The Prisoners Hope, we agree with Ms. Flynn

What we will call “The Recidivism Effect” impacts every one of us in society. In other words, recidivism is personal. None of us are so insulated from the consequences of someone’s criminal act that we can say it has no effect on me.

The truth is, if we (society) do not address the causes of recidivism, the effects of this cycle of failure will continue wreaking havoc:

  • on our already overburdened prison system

  • on families, especially children of the recidivist:
    approximately 135,000 children in KY

  • on our communities (safety, home values, schools)

  • on taxpayers who bear the costs of incarceration
    (social services for the families + nearly $24,000/yr. per incarcerated person)

  • increased pressure on law enforcement resources

We invite you to join us in our journey.

Pray for us, volunteer and work with us, donate financially to The Prisoners Hope.

Our combined efforts will make a difference.

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:6-7 – 6