An injustice system that over-incarcerates:
The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.
Black Americans are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white Americans.
Defying the odds
- 6,300+ EITs enrolled in Defy's programs
- 6,700+ volunteers involved
- 84% employment rate for Defy post-release program in 2021
- US one-year recidivism rate: 20%,
Defy Graduates: Less than 10%