Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to my presentation, I am glad to be reunited her today with all you businesspeople.

My name is Anthony McAllister, I am 21 years old and currently studying sociology at the University of Texas.

Today, I would like to speak about a very dominant and underrated topic for the US economy and especially for people’s life, Giving ex-cons a second chance.

My agenda for today will be as follows. First, I would like to present some facts about the ex-convict’s life and how they do when they’re released.

Another study shows that of the 262,000 prisoners who were releases between 2002 and 2006, half of them who did not find a job committed a crime again.

However, there was a 93 percent who did land a job successfully reintegrated into the society and many of them formed a family and bought houses.

This shows that having a job after being in prison makes a huge difference for those being released, so why is it that we, the society, don’t open up for more accept between the ones that got into the wrong road with their life’s?

Another important issue on this topic is the high financial strain to the US economy, because having prisoner locked in jail is not cheap.

Texas is one of the states that spends most money on jail payments , and there are too many inmates that shouldn’t be there because these are low-level offenders.

Those who have minor crimes should be helped to reenter the society instead of being hold in jail due to the high cost of having them behind bars.

Texas spends about $3 billion a year on prisons , it costs $50 a day holding someone behind bars where it only costs $3 a day for supervised probation.

This is an impressive difference between the costs of having someone hold in jail and giving them a second chance out in our society, besides that the lawmakers do not have enough money to pay those prison bills.