What is the Need?
Incarceration is a growing problem.
1 in 100 American adults are in jail or prison
The US is leading the world in incarceration of
adults with 2.5 million inmates.
Incarceration is expensive.
The average cost of incarceration per inmate
is $30,000 and is going up faster than state
budgets can meet.
Incarceration alone is not effective.
In 2008, 41% of total admissions to Colorado
prisons were people who had been revoked
from parole and returned to prison. Of this
group, 73% were returned due to a technical
violation of their parole.