Recidivism Study Offers Lessons for Federal Policy
Pew Charitable Trusts
Apr 29, 2016

The study reinforces what state-level data have long shown: Recidivism is common. Nearly half of the offenders tracked—49.3 percent—were rearrested within eight years for a new crime or for one or more technical violations of their supervision conditions, almost a third (31.7 percent) were reconvicted, and about a quarter (24.6 percent) were reincarcerated.

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