February 13, 2018
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 states in the nation with the lowest recidivism rates.
Offenders can be returned to prison for committing new crimes, or for violating the conditions of their parole. The current figures represent individuals who were released from prison in 2014.