Meet the Faces
of Second Chances

Alice, John, and Lamont served their time and are taking advantage of their second chances by doing great things for their communities.

Meet Alice, John, and Lamont

Real Second Chances are Rare

Returning citizens who have served their time face huge obstacles:

95% of state prisoners will one day return to society
60% of formerly incarcerated individuals can't find work 1 year after release
68% of returning prisoners will be rearrested within 3 years
Four out of five landlords use background checks to screen out tenants with criminal histories

Faces of Second Chances

Faces of Second Chances, a project of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, is focused on telling the stories of formerly incarcerated people who have overcome significant obstacles and are using their second chances to make our communities safer and stronger.

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