The global health crisis is exposing the failures of our criminal justice system. With 2.3 million people in prison, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. More than 80% of those who are released will return to prison within eight years. Four out of five women who’ve been incarcerated are mothers. Safe distancing complicates re-entry and access to resources for those being released, and further isolates those who remain in prison. Those in prison need a voice for change and, more importantly, a real opportunity to succeed.
In a recent Leading Through Change event with Salesforce, Michelle Cirocco shares how Televerde and Televerde Foundation are changing the life trajectory for her and thousands of other women.