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OCE/CEA Three State Recidivism Study

Publication year: 2001
Results of a study "designed to see if education, independent of other programs, could have significant impact on the behavior of inmates after release" are reported (p. 5). About 3,200 inmates released from Maryland, Minnesota, and Ohio prisons were tracked. Following an executive summary and introduction, this document relates details regarding research methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions. One deduction made from the data involves recidivism after three years -- inmates who participated in education programs while incarcerated had lower rates of recidivism than those individuals who did not receive education in prison. Participants also earned higher wages after release.