To contain the recidivism rates
, Trump administration reviewed and monitored policies of states like Kansas and Kentucky, which have improved prison reformation systems.
Recidivism studies have repeatedly demonstrated that people convicted of violent crimes generally have lower recidivism rates
than other types of offenders.
Such programming must increase to bring down the high recidivism rates
long observed among US prisoners.
Researchers generally conclude that correctional education has effectively reduced the recidivism rate
among released offenders and decreased the over-all cost of incarceration.
I argue that the manner in which costs of sentencing, risk assessments, and recidivism rates
are presented has the effect of systematically overstating the social costs of prison.
Changes in recidivism rates
comparing two, 3-year periods, 1999-2002 and 2004-2007.
A statistically significant effect was noted in recidivism rates
across the treatment and control groups, [chi square](5) = 14.64, p = .012, [PHI] = .25, indicative of a small to moderate effect size.
The estimated postrelease recidivism rate
difference between the ACJC and comparison groups within the three-year period was 17.8 percent (34.4 percent versus 52.2 percent for the ACJC participants and the comparison group, respectively).
Quirk's institution had the lowest recidivism rates
in the Western world!
Based on baseline year 2003 ex-inmate data with a three-year tracking period, recidivism was operationalized as the first rearrest after release in two ways: (1) percentage of released inmates who were rearrested to the ACJ within three years (recidivism rate
) and (2) survival time, defined as the total number of days elapsed between release and rearrest.
According to IDOC data, the state's overall recidivism rate
dropped from 37.8 in 2007 to 37.4 percent in 2008, marking the third consecutive year the rate declined.
The program was initiated by two Wesleyan undergraduates, based on Bureau of Prisons data that indicated the more education an inmate received, the lower the recidivism rate
. The Wesleyan program is unique in Connecticut, which has the highest incarceration rate in the Northeast.