Snapshot: Veterans

Screenshot 2014-06-19 15.34.12Veterans are not overrepresented in the criminal justice system, but their numbers are significant. An estimated one of every ten criminal defendants and inmates has served in the U.S. military. Most justice-involved Veterans are likely eligible for health care and other benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), although their eligibility is suspended or reduced while they are incarcerated.

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