DREAM DEFERRED INC. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provide a range of cost effective reentry and support services for the formerly incarcerated. Our programs include Housing assistance, social services, Technology and job preparation training, conflict resolution workshops, alternative to incarceration programs for
DREAM DEFERRED INC. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provide a range of cost effective reentry and support services for the formerly incarcerated. Our programs include Housing assistance, social services, Technology and job preparation training, conflict resolution workshops, alternative to incarceration programs for youth, men, women and formerly incarcerated individuals with significant past trauma.
The staff and supporters of Dream Deferred Inc. span the spectrum of the human experience. Some are themselves formerly incarcerated people who have successfully navigated the challenges of returning to mainstream society. The history of Dream Deferred Inc. is a rich collective of diverse experiences all working as one to shape a future....
The mission of DREAM DEFERRED, INC is to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote technology, education & employment, and create opportunities for success in the community.
Year after year, the United States beats out much larger countries -- India, China -- and more totalitarian ones --Russia and the Philippines -- for the distinction of having the highest incarceration rate in the world.
According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), nearly 2.2 million adults were held in America's prisons and jails at the end of 2016. That means for every 100,000 people residing in the United States, approximately 655 of them were behind bars.If the US prison population were a city, it would be among the country's 10 largest. More people are behind bars in America than there are living in major cities such as Philadelphia or Dallas.
But after decades of explosive growth, there are signs that the country is turning the corner on mass incarceration. The prison population decreased in 2016 for the third straight year, and prison reform, in general, is one of the rare issues with bipartisan support on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
On the other hand, approximately $80 billion is still spent each year on corrections facilities alone, according to a Prison Policy Initiative report, dwarfing the $68 billion discretionary budget of the Department of Education. Clearly, this issue is complicated.
To better understand who the system impacts, it requires looking beyond the big numbers.
-By Drew Kann, CNN
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