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Turning a New Leaf: From Prison to Progress, Stories of Success
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Mt. Pleasant Regional Library - Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is $20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are re-arrested within three years; 79% within six years; and 83% within nine years. Take a glimpse inside the world of the Turning Leaf Project, a Charleston-based nonprofit organization that helps men at high risk of re-incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories of what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students.