On a national basis, recidivism estimates range from 60% and higher. This means that 6 out of 10 of those released from prison will return to prison within 3 years. Obviously, the system by itself is not working.
A faith-based dorm is a voluntary program of instruction in a prison that is designed to effect the inner-transformation of offenders. Recidivism rates among those completing a faith-based dorm program are less than ten percent (10%).
Hope Prison Ministries is developing a curriculum entitled ReGen for use in the faith-based dorms of prisons, starting in Texas. The curriculum will emphasize academic and spiritual education, mentoring and accountability before and after an offender’s release. Which model would you rather support?
Please, CLICK HERE to Give HOPE!
The HPM Plan
- Finish the ReGen curriculum for prisons
- Launch it in 12 Texas prisons, serving 256 or more offenders per unit
- Recruit, train and pair mentors with offenders during and after incarceration
- Place ex-offenders in the homes of model families
- Recruit a business advisory panel to review, approve, fund and oversee the business plans of ex-offenders
- Average cost: $2,700/offender once
- Save Texas Taxpayers $37,000,000
- CLICK HERE to view/download a flyer you may post to your facebook, tweet about or e-mail to friends and family.
The Current Texas Model
- In 2010, Texas prisons cost $2,478,788,590
- More than 500,000 Texans are under some form of supervision from the TDCJ
- The Average Cost of Housing One Offender: $16,000/year+
- 37% recidivism (Source: TDCJ Annual Report. A number thought to be far too low in view of the national estimates.)
- Recidivism means crime where you live
- CLICK HERE to view/download important tax related documents and information.