More than half a million people are released from prison each year and unfortunately, the numbers show that two out of three will be rearrested within three years.People starting over with no job, no money and no place to live often find themselves falling victim once again to the issues that put them in prison the first time. How do we help them find and keep employment? Find housing? Help with mentoring? We want to know what you think. Let us know how you are involved in any re-entry programs using #aibreentry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Help AIB support those individuals and programs to help create a better chance for a second chance.
Seven out of 10 people in prison have no high school diploma or GED. Many come from neighborhoods with few economic opportunities and many were homeless before they were incarcerated. Advocates for returning citizens call for a new vision of helping people both before and after they land behind bars, demanding policies that help individuals gain life skills and communities gain more access to resources - from better schools to affordable housing. In this public service announcement available for use by the public, AIB invites you to help create that vision to create a better chance for a second chance.