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Background

Approximately two million men are incarcerated in the United States. Over the last several decades, correctional facilities have expanded at an unprecedented rate. More money than ever before is going into the criminal justice system, and a disproportionate amount of that money is going into building and maintaining prisons and other secure facilities. In a time of increasing fiscal constraints, federal, state and county correctional facilities cost over $30 billion a year to run. Due to tougher sentencing guidelines and more cautious release policies, more inmates are spending greater period of their lives behind the wire.

Jericho Circle Exists to do the difficult work of changing this system from the inside out. Learn more by exploring the links below.