The Need for Passages
The number of women in prison has increased 400% since 1986.
Passages targets the heart of the problem of reincarceration - the rotating prison door - with its Transformation Program. When a woman successfully completes the program she will go on to experience a positive impact upon her own life as well as on those around her and in our communities.
However, the number of women released from prison for addiction-related crimes far exceeds the present capacity of Passages to help stop the cycle of abuse, addiction and imprisonment. We've got to start somewhere. . .but we can't do it without your help. Without Passages, many women coming out of prison will have no place to go except back to their old lives.
UP TO 90% OF WOMEN IN PRISON WERE ABUSED AS LITTLE GIRLS
OVER 70% OF WOMEN IN PRISON ARE MOTHERS OF MINOR CHILDREN
HALF OF WOMEN RELEASED FROM PRISON WILL BE REINCARCERATED WITHIN THREE YEARS.