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The explosive, continuing growth of the Nationís prison population is a well known fact. Statistics from the Justice Departmentís Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) show that America's prison population has topped more than 2 million inmates. Statistics show that in this country, approximately:

Women Offender Re-Entry Program

  • 1 in every 142 person in the U.S. is incarcerated.
  • Males are incarcerated at the rate of 1,309 per 100,000 males.
  • Females are incarcerated at the rate of 113 per 100,000 females.
  • The federal prison system holds more than 1,355,748 inmates.
  • Local municipals and county jails hold approximately 665,475 inmates.

Nearly 650,000 people are released from state and federal prisons yearly and arrive on the doorsteps of communities nationwide. A far greater number reenter communities from local jails, because for many offenders, this may occur multiple times in a year. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics study of 15 states, more than 66% of state prisoners and 40% of federal prisoners released from incarceration were re-arrested and more than half returned to prison within three years of their release.

The Peoples Coalition has selected women ex-offenders as the target group to be served because the lack of available re-entry programs for women is especially disturbing. Research shows that the vast majority of female offenders are classified as low-risk, non-violent offenders . . . a group whom we believe can significantly benefit from our Women Offenders Re-Entry services. Our program provides a stable environment with emphasis on educational growth, personal development skills, improved job skills/training designed to promote healthy living. It provides:

Services Provided
  • Case management
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Behavioral modification
  • Parenting/family reunification classes
  • Mentoring
  • Referrals to existing community services based upon individual needs

For additional information about these criminal justice programs, please email us at or complete our form on our contact us page. You may also call a Peoplesí Coalition staffer at (713) 349-8895 to find out if you qualify for these programs.

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