WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite massive increases in state spending on corrections, America's national recidivism rate remains stubbornly high. A new report, State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons, found that while the overall figures are discouraging, several states have made significant progress in reducing recidivism through a variety of evidence-based strategies. The state survey of recidivism rates was conducted by Pew in collaboration with the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
The report includes:
- National and state-by-state data on the percent of prisoners released in 2004 and 1999 that were reincarcerated within three years, either for committing a new crime or violating the terms of their release;
- Recidivism reduction strategies that can reduce crime and cut corrections costs; and
- An in-depth look at three states implementing evidence-based policies and practices to cut reoffending and costs.
WHAT: Pre-release conference call to discuss findings of the new report
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 12, 2011
WHERE: Conference Call Telephone Number: 1-888-299-4099
WHO: Adam Gelb, Director, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States
Ryan King, Research Manager, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States
***PLEASE NOTE: The report is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. ET April 13***
The Pew Center on the States is a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts that identifies and advances effective solutions to critical issues facing states. Pew is a nonprofit organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. www.pewcenteronthestates.org.
SOURCE Pew Center on the States