The costs are immeasurable to our
Children and Families
Children of incarcerated parents are at a higher risk of drug use, poor school performance, extreme poverty and are more likely to be incarcerated during their lifetime. Also, incarcerating women who are mothers has an irreversible impact on the lives of children and families.
Communities and State
We can get a better return for our taxpayer dollars by investing in alternative programs that hold nonviolent offenders accountable and help them become productive, taxpaying members of our communities.
Incarcerating nonviolent female offenders perpetuates the intergenerational cycle of incarceration, which will ultimately impact the safety of our communities.