The United States is the world's leader in incarceration.
Modesto, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
Prison Education News is proud to announce the launch of an inmate locator service which will help connect prisoners with their families. This service presents every state's and the Federal Bureau of Prisons' inmate locator links all in one user-friendly location.
The United States is the world's leader in incarceration, with 2.2 million people currently in the nation's prisons -- a 500% increase over the last 40 years. This equates to an expense of over $52 billion a year spent on state corrections.
While the American correctional population decreased during 2012, it still supervised about 6.94 million people; an amount equivalent to 1 in every 35 U.S. adults on probation, parole, or in prison. During this time period, approximately 1.35 million people were incarcerated in state prisons, with an additional 217,800 in federal prisons and 744,500 in local jails.
While prisoners are incarcerated for committing crimes, the families they leave behind are not. These are not an insignificant number of U.S. citizens. As of 2007, 1.7 million children had a parent in an American prison. Between 1991 and 2007, the number of children with a parent in prison increased an astounding 80%.
Finding someone in the monolithic prison labyrinth can be difficult. In an effort to help connect prisoners with their families, the team at Prison Education News (http://www.prisoneducation.com/prison-education-news/) has launched their Inmate Locator service (http://www.prisoneducation.com/prisoneducationcominmate-loc/). This service provides prisoners' families, friends, and attorneys with the tools they need to locate which prison the inmate is incarcerated within, and through that information, learn of their mailing and visitation address. In this manner, prisoners' children, spouses, and others will never again be cut off from their incarcerated loved ones.