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Every day across the United States, approximately 2,000 men
and women will be released from prison. Approximately 97% of
currently incarcerated offenders will be released back into the
Studies show that without meaningful intervention, two out of
every three formerly incarcerated individuals will return to
prison within three years of their release.
Without meaningful intervention,
two out of every three formerly
will return to prison within
three years of release.
There are many challenges facing an incarcerated individual
reentering society, and the months leading up to release can
be filled with anxiety, fear, and insecurity. Reentering citizens
are often returning to a world that has changed dramatically
in their absence. Prices have risen, technology has advanced,
and their neighborhood landscape looks different.
Returning citizens leave an environment where every decision
is made for them by the Kansas Department of Corrections
(KDOC) and must navigate an unfamiliar world with little to no
Almost half (46%) of incarcerated people in Kansas do not have
a high school diploma or GED. Having a criminal record also
brings considerable barriers to acquiring housing and
employment, both of which are mandatory components of