What We Do
Six in 10 people who release from prison are not employed one year later. Getting a job after release is a major predictor of successful re-entry, but most people leaving prison do not have access to living wage jobs. And with more than 640,000 people releasing from prison in the United States each year, creating pathways to stable employment is a critical need in our communities.
There are currently 223,000 open software development jobs in the United States. Success as a developer is not dependent on a college degree or formal work experience. Furthermore, freelancing opportunities and the entrepreneurial community in tech make economic self-sufficiency possible even when a criminal record creates barriers for finding full-time work.
Why it matters
% of people returning to prison within 3 years in the U.S.
% of people unable to find any work 3 months after release
% decrease in recidivism driven by correctional education
Who We Are
THE UNLOOP TEAM
We are technologists, entrepreneurs, and community members who believe everyone deserves access to living wage employment. Learn more about us here.