Category: recidivism reduction

Feb 13

Michigan Recidivism Rate Falls to Its Lowest Level at 28.1 Percent

Medium/Michigan Department of Corrections The number of Michigan offenders who return to prison has reached its lowest level since the state began recording three-year re-incarceration rates. Michigan’s recidivism rate, which measures the percentage of offenders who return to prison within three years of release, has dropped to 28.1 percent, placing Michigan among the top 10 …

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Jul 05

Imperial County Looks to Reduce Recidivism with Unique Education Program

California State Association of Counties By David Liebler Step inside this college classroom and at first glance, you will see a scene played out at many community colleges throughout California. Casually dressed coeds sit at their desks, listening to their instructor, answering questions and participating in discussions. Inspirational sayings can be found on the walls …

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Jun 08

Report Shows Double-Digit Drop in South Carolina Inmates Who Return to Prison after Release

The Post and Courier By Gregory Yee A seven-year effort to overhaul South Carolina’s criminal justice system is yielding promising results. A Council of State Governments Justice Center report released Thursday highlighted reform efforts to reduce recidivism — defined as when a criminal re-offends — in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, South …

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