In the past 21 years, Hudson Link has awarded over 600 degrees through eight colleges and five correctional facilities. Hudson Link’s astonishingly low recidivism rate of less than 2% – compared to over 67% nationwide – is proof that the transformative power of education is far more cost-effective than prison. Our graduates successfully rejoin their families and communities, obtaining meaningful employment and living healthy, productive lives.
At a cost of $60,000 per year to incarcerate a single person compared with $5,000 in annual tuition fees to educate them, Hudson Link’s programs have saved New York State taxpayers over $21 million per year – and that number continues to increase.
Hudson Link: Changing lives, one degree at a time
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