Sixteen hundred prisoners are released from American prisons and jails everyday. This year some 600,000 prisoners will be released. There are about 2 million people currently incarcerated in the U.S., four times the number of people in prison in 1973. And most of them will be released at some point. And because the numbers are so much greater than they were 30 years ago, the concern about where these individuals go and what they do is therefore that much greater.
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