The number of women in prison increased by 646% between 1980 and 2010. Including women in local jails, more than 205,000 women are now incarcerated. When they are released, they all too often find themselves without support, resources or guidance. But for the women of Sisters Returning Home, they are not without hope.
More than 75% of prisoners released from the U.S. prison system are arrested for a new crime within 5 years. If we are to reduce recidivism for our returning citizens, they need continuous support and mentoring throughout the early stages of their release. Sisters Returning Home is here to empower and support women through the process of transitioning back into society.
Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%. The rate of female imprisonment has outpaced men by more than 50%. Hear testimonials from the various stakeholders involved in the journeys of women making their way back into society.