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

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

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