Turning a New Leaf: From Prison to Progress, Stories of Success

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 re-arrested within three years; 79% within six years; and 83% within nine years. Take a glimpse inside the world of the Turning Leaf Project, a Charleston-based nonprofit organization that helps men at high risk of re-incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories of what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students.

Feb-06-19 5:30 pm - Feb-06-19 7:00 pm
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library,
Address: 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA