Statistics: How many women need help, how many will go back, and more.
- As of August 2013, there were 2,568 female offenders in the state of Indiana and 1,233 on parole.
- It costs approximately $54.28 per day to house one offender. With approximately 25,269 inmates in over 20 facilities, in Indiana alone, the total cost per day to house those offenders is a staggering $1,371,601 PER DAY!! (Includes both male and female population in prison.)
- In 2012, 2,782 female offenders were released from prison in Indiana.
- Of all the offenders released in 2009, 36.1% were recommitted to IDOC within 3 years! Female offenders have a 28.8% rate of recidivism. (Recidivism: the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.)
- The younger the offender at the time of release, the higher their odds of going back to prison.
- Offenders serving less than 2 year sentences make up 82.8% of all recidivists.
- 54.4% of recidivist's go back for being convicted of a new crime.
- 45.6% go back due to technical rule or court supervision violation.
- Offenders who had visitors from family and friends were 15% less likely to recidivate.
- Studies have shown that the higher the employment and education level of an offender, the less likely they are to recidivate.
- College graduates have at 21.1% chance of recidivism where those with less than a GED have a 37.7% chance.
- College graduates with a job after being released have a 17.3% chance of recidivism where those with less than a GED and no job after being released have a 44.7% chance of going back to prison!
Through the Gate is here to help women stay out of prison. To help them become functional members of society, they need guidance, someone willing to give them a second chance, hope for a future, love, and, above all, a relationship with God.