Mass Incarceration and Over-Policing Fact Sheet

September 21, 2016

Official title: Mass Incarceration and Over-Policing are Hunger Issues

Produced in September 2016

This fact sheet explains how mass incarceration and over-policing are related to hunger. People leaving jail or prison ("returning citizens") are one of the groups that Bread for the World recognizes as being especially vulnerable to hunger and poverty.

It provides statistics and examines the factors that contribute to hunger and poverty in this community:

  • Less access to sufficient nutritious food, safety-net protections, and housing
  • Loss of household income, lower wages, and lower earning power
  • Difficulty securing and maintaining employment
  • Added debt
  • Voting restrictions

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