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Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment among formerly incarcerated people

Following the  report thumbnail In a first-of-its-kind report, the Prison Policy Initiative calculates the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people. People who have been to prison overwhelmingly want to work, but face huge obstacles in the job market.

In a followup report, Nowhere to Go, we use the same dataset to break down the housing crisis among formerly incarcerated people.



Unpacking mass incarceration

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.




If our work is new to you, you might want to check out our 2016-2017 annual report.





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