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"1.6 million North Carolinians have criminal records. Approximately 40,000 individuals are currently in North Carolina's 70 prisons. Currently, 1 in 106 Caucasian males is incarcerated, while 1 in 36 Latino males and 1 in 15 African-American males are incarcerated.
It costs the NC Department of Public Safety $27,000 annually to incarcerate someone.
95% of incarcerated individuals will eventually leave prison and return home.
92% of employers conduct criminal background checks; an applicant with a criminal record is 50% less likely to receive a call back.
More than 900 state and federal laws deny North Carolinians a wide range of privileges and rights based on a criminal record.
North Carolina's 3-year recidivism rate is 40%."
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