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    PEW State-by-State Study Reveals 40% Recidivism Rate

    A recently released report from The PEW Center on the States entitled, State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons , cites the ongoing issue of high recidivism rates despite the funding of over $50 billion per year on corrections. A key component of this study is a comprehensive survey of recidivism on an individual state level, revealing wide differences in recidivism rates. From the executive summary: 43.3 percent of those sent home from prison in 2004 were reincarcerated...
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    Safety vs. Savings, Where’s the Balance?

    The U.S. represents 5% of the world’s population and contains 25% of the world’s incarcerated population. China follows the U.S. holding 14% of the world’s incarcerated population. In plain English, that means the U.S. locks up a lot more people than any other country in the world—and that’s expensive. What determines the size of correctional populations? The Norval Morris Project’s Keystone Group commissioned author James Austin to produce "Reducing America's...
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