State of Recidivism
The Revolving Door of America's Prisons
Media Coverage of the State of Recidivism
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Second Chances After Prison, New York Times, Oct. 13, 2011
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
States can break this cycle of recidivism and save money by implementing evidence-based programs and policies.
"Policies aimed at reducing recidivism offer perhaps the ripest opportunities for achieving the twin goals of less crime and lower costs."