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Give Recidivists A Degree

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THE STORY:

America won independence from Great Britain in 1776 because of British oppression, particularly about such issues as freedom of religion and taxation without representation. America became a free country with civil rights guaranteed to its citizens.

However, this principle is failing. America has more of its citizens in jail or prison, or on active parole or probation than any time in its history. According to sources cited in Wikipedia*, 7.2 million Americans fell into one of these categories in 2006. This does not include many millions more who are currently disadvantaged from prior legal issues, nor many millions who have not yet been charged with their first crime.

America is spending $60 billion to incarcerate its citizens, with little hope of reinstating full social justice. We need your help to fight crime to promote the Constitution's goals "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence [sic], promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity".

You spent many hours learning how to fulfill your career goals. Unfortunately, more than 7.2 million Americans are nearly unemployable because employers are unwilling to consider hiring these people. EDASCAL wants to help these people expand their education to prove to employers how valuable they can be.

Many of these people grew up in abusive homes and were bullied in school. Their only source of understanding was from other people with similar experiences. Years of social reinforcement has caused these people to misunderstand the world around them, and has caused society to misunderstand these people.

A large percentage of these people are of poor mental health. Unable to secure employment, most of these people are receiving government benefits. EDASCAL has a better idea: Give Recidivists A Degree.

The GRAD program starts inside jails and prisons. Inmates would have access to educational books about nearly any subject. This gives inmates a head start in deciding what career they want to choose. After they prepare for school, these people can begin receiving college credits toward a degree program.

EDASCAL is asking the public to donate books for jails and prisons. All educational books will be appreciated. Please let us know the 10- or 13-digit ISBN of the books you would like to donate so we can put the books to the best possible use. Volunteers and recruiters are welcome.

For more information about EDASCAL or to request a receipt, please contact us at grad@edascal.org.

Thank you very much.

 

 

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_incarceration_rate

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