Angel Hackathon a gift for a Child's Life - Jail vs. High School Graduate

Washington DC


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Project Team

Pragyansmita Nayak
Yiman Zhang
JW Grenadier

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Product Manager Investor


JAMJustice will educate the children of America by use of online and Apps for I-phone and Android to help prevent juvenile crimes by children being able to put into the App the crime they are thinking of and it will show the outcome of how long they may pay for that crime in jail. JAMJustice is partially a new concept. JAMJustice is a market that consists for 1 out 3 Americans if not all Americans. The Statistics show 1 out of 3 Americans have criminal records. That America has the largest prison population around the World. The following Facts should shock all Americans. That it is estimated that over 10,000 Americans yearly if not more are jailed illegally. Over 2.2 million people are currently in U.S. jails or prisons. That’s more than the entire population of New Mexico. It's the highest prison population in the entire world. (*Excludes countries that cannot be verified, e.g., North Korea) The U.S. also has the highest prison rate in the world at about 724 people per 100,000. (*Excludes countries that cannot be verified, e.g., North Korea) Half of the world’s prison population of approximately 9 million people is held in the U.S., Russia, or China. Over 2.7 million children in the U.S. have a parent behind bars. There are over 5,000 jails and prisons in the U.S. There are more jails than colleges in the U.S. In many parts of the country, there are more people in jail than living on college campuses. The U.S. prison population has more than quadrupled since the early 1980s: when mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drugs when into effect. Severe prison overcrowding means that violent criminals are being released early to make room for non-violent drug offenders who are required to serve a minimum amount of time--regardless of what a judge says. About half of the inmates in federal prisons are serving time for non-violent drug offenses. Federal law currently requires a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. Approximately 60 percent of federal drug offenders are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. The average annual cost to incarcerate one inmate in federal prison is about $29,000. Incarceration costs taxpayers almost $70 billion annually. State spending on corrections has grown about 300 percent in just the past 20 years. The Smarter Sentencing Act would save taxpayers nearly $24 billion over the next 20 years.