Learning to Code in Prison
55% of formerly incarcerated people end up back behind bars. Learning to code can change everything for life after prison.
A study from the U.S. Department of Justice followed the formerly incarcerated, released across 30 states. The report showed that recidivism rates increased each year following release. At three, six, and nine years after release, recidivism rates were respectively 68, 79, and 83 %.
According to the same report, those released in 2005 have subsequently been arrested two-million more times. It’s because of alarming statistics like these that an organization called The Last Mile steps in to offer incarcerated individuals a better way to transition into life after prison.