February 09, 2021
📄 🎬 This episode originally aired in December 2019. You can find the full episode & show notes here: Almost 2.3 million people are in correctional facilities and 5 million formerly incarcerated people live in the United States....
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This episode originally aired in December 2019. You can find the full episode & show notes here:
Almost 2.3 million people are in correctional facilities and 5 million formerly incarcerated people live in the United States. All too often, incarcerated people are left ill-equipped to reenter society without falling into the same conditions that contributed to their initial imprisonment: unemployment, poverty, violence, and dependency.
The unemployment rate of previously incarcerated individuals, no matter the offense, is 5x higher than the general population. The effects of incarceration expand beyond one individual as well. Seventy percent of children who have incarcerated parents end up
“in the system” and develop criminal records themselves as well.
Defy Ventures is making a difference by prioritizing sustainable solutions for ex-criminals through the lens of entrepreneurship.
By working with prisoners prior to their release and providing intentional programming that sets them up for success in the workforce, Defy Ventures is lowering the recidivism rate and giving the formerly incarcerated population the tools they need to break the cycle of imprisonment.
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