On The Importance of Localized Care Taking

It is estimated that more than one in every 100 adults in the United States will serve time in jail or prison; that’s an all-time high. Here is a recent analysis of prison populations.

[one_half]USA and territories. Incarcerated population Number of inmates in 2008

Total 2,424,279
Federal and state prisons 1,518,559
Territorial prisons 13,576
Local jails 785,556
Immigration CE facilities 9,957
Military facilities 1,651
Jails in Indian country 2,135
Juvenile facilities 92,845

Source: wikipedia.org

There are over 100 national and international affiliates that are associated with coordinating and publicizing the efforts of their member organizations in the  world wide effort to rehabilitate prison inmates.  Thresholds, in whatever states it operates is organized and focused on local inmate problems and solutions.  Indeed, according to the U.S. Dept of Justice, local governments spend more on criminal justice than state governments or the federal government.  See accompanying graph.



Source: Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts

Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice


The Thresholds goal is to train them in decision making so they can live productively and not make the mistakes that will return them to jail.


Note: Justice Bureau Data in graph does not include intergovernmental expenditures such as federal grants; but these dollars are included as direct expenditures by the recipient government when they are spent for salaries, supplies, and so on.

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