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Around 25,000 people are released from state and local incarceration to Philadelphia every year. In 2015, a full third of those returning citizens (33.9 percent) were re-arrested within 12 months.
Those are two of the top-line findings of new report from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, a body of 103 nonprofits and government agencies.
Generocity reporter Ebonee Johnson takes a deep look at what comes next:
The report comes several years after the 2016 kickoff of the PRC’s Home for Good initiative — a five-year plan to improve Philadelphia’s reentry process and reduce recidivism by 25 percent — after being announced in 2015 and is perhaps the org’s first coherent statistical offering to the public in its two years of existence.
But what took so long?
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