The Need for Passages
The number of women in prison has increased 400% since 1986, but we know:
Passages cOSTS LESS THAN INCARCERATION iT COSTS $30,000 TO KEEP ONE WOMAN INCARCERATED FOR ONE YEAR. a STAY AT pASSAGES COSTS LESS THAN ONE-HALF OF INCARCERATION.
Passages rEDUCES RECIDIVISM tHE NATIONAL RATE OF RECIDIVISM (RETURN TO PRISON) IS 68%. pASSAGES RECIDIVISM IS LESS THAN HALF THE NATIONAL RATE.
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.
Without Passages, many women coming out of prison will have no place to go except back to their old lives.
With very few options available to assist in the overwhelming time of re-entry into a responsible lifestyle for these women, Passages is filling a substantial need.