RISE is A NEWSPAPER that aims to end recidivism.
What is RISE?
RISE is the first inmate-focused newspaper to be distributed inside of jails and prisons in the United States.
RISE seeks to reduce recidivism (repeat offending) by providing inmates with the resources they need to better prepare for life after release.
Each issue of RISE includes content such as important resource information, jokes and puzzles, relevant articles, coping techniques, and stories of hope, success, and empowerment.
Did you know?
RISE'S Four Pillars OF SUCCESS
Being homeless, unstably housed, or living in a high crime neighborhood all heighten an individual’s risk of reoffending.
Following release, formerly incarcerated persons face barriers to medical care, including costs, stigma, and long waiting times, which may result in lapses or cessation of care.
Ex-prisoners fare poorly in the labor market. In the first year after release, only 55% of ex-inmates reported any earnings at all, with the median earnings being $10,090.
Incarceration rates and education level are inversely linked. The national recidivism rate is 70%, but a person who gets a bachelor's degree after release only has a 5.6% chance of reoffending.
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