Originally published in The Hill, September 7, 2017

In an op-ed in The Hill, Sam Schaeffer, Executive Director and CEO of the Center for Employment Opportunities, writes: “More than 2.3 million people are in jails, prisons and detention centers in this country. The United States spends $82 billion annually on corrections. Many states spend more on prison-related expenses than they spend on education or health. The return on that investment is dismal — nearly two-thirds of those released will be reincarcerated within five years. We must continue to shift our collective anti-recidivism efforts to focus on outcomes.”

Read “We Need a Long-Term Plan for Reducing Reincarcerations