State Fact Sheet
Time Served in California
- June 6, 2012
- Public Safety Performance Project
Nearly 700,000 offenders were released from U.S. prisons in 2011. Ensuring their successful re-entry into the community remains a critical issue for public safety.
Mississippi has one of the nation’s highest and fastest-growing imprisonment rates, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Despite this spending, a nearly a third of all nonviolent offenders released from prison return within three years. Absent systemic reform, this poor return on state taxpayers’ investment will decline: Mississippi’s prison population and corrections costs are projected to continue to grow in the next decade. more
Taking a closer look at the relationship between the length of prison terms and recidivism.more