The Re-Entry Reality
According to the Sycamore Institute, near 95% of all state prisoners are eventually released. Governor Bill Lee stated in February, “we must significantly improve public safety in our state and I believe that starts with our criminal justice system.” Lee continued to say "We will focus on helping individuals to ensure there is a pathway to a productive life beyond crime and ultimately make our state a safer place.”
Statistics teach that 1 in 3 American Adults have a criminal record. This is 70 million people, nearly equivalent to the total population of Canada, Australia, and Israel combined. With numbers like this, it is important that Knox County government, business, nonprofits and churches all work together to reduce recidivism and make Knox County the most re-entry friend city in the Southeast.
This is why the Second Chances Alliance is being formed.