Report

State of Recidivism

The Revolving Door of America's Prisons

Media Coverage of the State of Recidivism

Watch videos and read news articles about the State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons.

Video

CBS News highlights Pew findings on the high costs of recidvism

Opinion

Second Chances After Prison, New York Times, Oct. 13, 2011

News Articles

Study: Prisons Failing to Deter Repeat Criminals in 41 States, USA Today, April 13, 2011

40 Percent of Ex-cons Wind Up Back Behind Bars, Associated Press, April 13, 2011

Va. Returning Prisoners to Jail at Lower-than-average Rate, Study Shows, Washington Post, April 13, 2011

Study Praises Texas for Prison Reforms, but Comes With Warning, Houston Chronicle, April 13, 2011

 [i] See discussion of evidence-based practices in Pew Center on the States, Public Safety Performance Project, Policy Framework to Strengthen Community Corrections (Washington, DC, December 2008).

Report Assets

Reducing recidivism Video
Reducing Recidivism

States can break this cycle of recidivism and save money by implementing evidence-based programs and policies.

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Pew Expert: Adam Gelb

"Policies aimed at reducing recidivism offer perhaps the ripest opportunities for achieving the twin goals of less crime and lower costs."

Date:
April 11, 2011
Contacts:
Jennifer Laudano | 202.540.6321
Project:
Public Safety Performance Project
Issues:
Recidivism, Corrections Costs
State:
National

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