Step 1: Explore our March Cause
Step 2: Select which charity gets your $5 this month
Step 3: Thanks for giving, now it’s time to brag!
1 out of every 20 U.S. citizens will serve in prison in his or her lifetime.
Why should you care about
THE PRISON EPIDEMIC?
Nearly everyone wants to live in a country that is “tough on crime”, but that doesn’t mean we should turn our backs on the formerly incarcerated. Over 650,000 people are released from Federal and State prisons each year, and there are very few opportunities available to them on the outside.
Being an ex-con has stigmas that are very hard to overcome. Because of this, unemployment among the formerly incarcerated
is staggeringly high, 60% after one year. These conditions contribute to recidivism, 63% are rearrested within 3 years of release, and the obscene cost of incarceration in the US.
This month, CharitySub sheds some light on the prison epidemic. Our donations go to organizations that are doing great work creating opportunities for prisoners, their families, and helping them adjust to life after lock-up.