October 5, 2016
Story by Brandon Steinert
Desmund Cantu has been incarcerated for four years, since he was 19 years old, and he, like 97 percent of all inmates in the US, will be released. Cantu has less than two years left in his sentence.
Statistics would say he will have a one in three chance of landing back in prison, a cycle known as recidivism in which inmates return to the only lifestyles, habits and behaviors they’ve ever known.