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Aug. 2, 2017 12:20 pm

This infographic breaks down ‘life after incarceration’ in Philadelphia

Consider it a "crash course" in reentry.

An estimated one in six Philadelphians have been incarcerated.

(Image by Julie Christie)

Reentry is a whale of a problem in Philly.

How big is that whale? An estimated one in six Philadelphians has been incarcerated.

Those 200,000 to 300,000 people share other commonalities, such as difficulty in finding employment and housing. And in the city, 60 percent of those released from prison will return within three years — a number that jumps to 68 percent nationally.

To help the average person make sense of all these issues, The Reentry Project intern and Temple journalism student Julie Christie designed a detailed infographic with stats, historical context and other facts about “life after incarceration” in Philadelphia.

Check it out

“There are people who don’t think they have a connection to reentry, but really everyone is affected by it,” she wrote in an email. “The infographic is trying to be a resource that has the general information all in one place that’s easy to digest. It’s kind of like a crash course in reentry for people who don’t think they need to care or learn more about it.”

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