RISE = REENTER INTO SOCIETY EMPOWERED
RISE is a newspaper that provides valuable resource information to currently incarcerated citizens to help them plan for re-entering our community.
Because re-entry services, like safe affordable housing, job readiness, drug treatment, and education opportunities, are not readily available to those currently incarcerated in our county jails. RISE not only makes these vital resources available, but also inspires its readers with personal stories of hope, success, and empowerment.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?
AND IT DOES—TRUST US.
The most common reasons for being booked in Hamilton County are: drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft (a lot of thefts are also drug-motivated).
On average, there are 84.8 bookings per day in Hamilton County. Our community and economy are affected by the symptoms — and consequences — of both the crimes and the punishments associated with untreated drug addiction. More children go into foster care, we see higher crime rates, we pay more taxes, health premiums go up, and even the prices in our local shops surge thanks to inventory lost to theft.