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2011-2012 Annual Report (April 15, 2012)
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Results (as of March 2012)
Return on Investment 1
Savings to Texas: $50,000 per graduate
ROI to PEP Donors: $5-to-1
Average Taxes Paid: $7,000+ per graduate
# graduates since 2004: Over 700
# released from prison in 2011: 131
Avg # graduates attending eSchool in 2011: 25/week
* Estimated number of graduates.
3-Year Recidivism 2
Texas: Around 25%
PEP: Less than 5%
* Texas recidivism is undetermined for 2011.
Within 30 days of release: 70%
Within 90 days of release: 100%
Average Starting Wage: $9.51/hour
Average Time to Find Job: 26 days
# PEP Graduate Businesses: At least 106
# PEP Transition Homes in Houston: 2
# PEP Transition Homes in Dallas: 1
Total Capacity of Homes: 41 beds
% Grads Released to PEP Housing: 65%
Outreach in 2011
Family Members Visiting Prison: Nearly 400
Executive Volunteers in Prison: Over 400
Business Plan Advisors: Over 200
1: This is a conservative number based on the total cost of incarcerating a man in Texas of approximately $21,390 per year. Source: "The Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers", C. Henrichson and R. Delaney, Vera Institute of Justice (January 2012, updated)) . This figure does not include the taxes paid by PEP graduates, which are typically about $7,000 per year in payroll, sales, income and other taxes. This figure also does not include the value of the child support that many of the men pay, the impact of their employment on their companies' productivity nor the impact of the jobs that PEP entrepreneurs create through their businesses.