An Evaluation of the Prisoner Reentry Initiative: Final Report
| Cataloged on:
Mar. 15, 2012
ANNOTATION: The impact of Minnesota’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) on post-release employment and recidivism are evaluated. Two case assistant/reentry coordinators were place within the criminal justice system, not outside it, in order to better facilitate interagency connections between facility and community-based staff. This report is necessary reading for agencies thinking of implementing a similar offender employment system. Sections of this report include an executive summary, a description of PRI, data and methods, results, and conclusion. While recidivism rates for PRI participants were not much lower than the comparison group, PRI “participation significantly reduced the chances of finding post-release employment and that participants worked significantly fewer hours and had significantly less total earnings” (p. 5).