December 21, 2011

Fewer Inmates Returning to Prison After Release

California's recidivism rates in the report cited, INCLUDE technical violations of parole (which are not crimes) and other parole violations (some of which may be crimes). Accordingly, one must realize the recidivism rates are OVERSTATED!
12-21-2011 California:

Fewer inmates in California are returning to prison after they've been released, state officials said Tuesday.

The reincarceration rate fell to 65 percent this year, according to the 2011 Adult Institutions Outcome Evaluation Report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

CDCR said the 2.4 percent drop from 2010 means 2,766 fewer inmates are returning to prison, saving California taxpayers around $30 million.

The report also found:
---The reincarceration rate for women was 11.2 percentage points lower than the rate for men after three years.

---Reincarcerated registered sex offenders are most often returned to prison for a new non-sex crime than for a new sex crime.

---99 percent of convicted murderers who were on parole since 1995 did not return to prison.

..Source.. by KPSP Local 2 News

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