Human Library Series: Get to Know a Formerly Incarcerated Person

Meet a graduate of the Turning Leaf Project, a nonprofit organization that helps local men at high risk of incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories about what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students. Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is 20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years.