The Revolving Door and Homelessness

“The Revolving Door” is a theory in Criminal Justice coined to describe recidivism. Recidivism can be defined as, “the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.” According to The Prison Policy Initiative, approximately 700,000 individuals in the United States are released from state prisons each year, while an additional nine-million people are released from county jails. Of that entire given population, 10% are homeless the next two years following their incarceration.