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Document 028252
Recidivism After Release from Prison
By Jones, Megan; Rogers, Jenna. Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections. Research an d Policy Unit (Madison, WI).
Recidivism rates for one, two, and three year follow-up periods are determined for this agency. Recidivism is considered to be the commission of a new offence by the offender that results in a conviction and sentence. Recidivism rates are reported for trends, gender, age at release, and time to recidivism event. Recidivism rates for Wisconsin have steadily decreased. "The Council of State Governments Justice Center recognized Wisconsin DOC in their June 2014 Reducing Recidivism National Report a... Read More
26 pages
Document 027586
Estimating the Benefits of a Faith-Based Correctional Program
By Duwe, Grant; Johnson, Byron R..
This “recent outcome evaluation of the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (InnerChange), a faith-based prisoner reentry program that has operated within Minnesota’s prison system since 2002, showed the program is effective in lowering recidivism. This study extends research on InnerChange by conducting a cost-benefit analysis of the program. Because InnerChange relies heavily on volunteers and program costs are privately funded, the program exacts no additional costs to the State of Minnesota. As a ... Read More
13 pages
Document 027587
Inmate Tattoos and In-Prison and Post-Prison Violent Behavior
By Bales, William D.; Blomberg, Thomas G.; Waters, Kevin.
“Despite more than a century of interest and extensive literature on tattoos and crime, the potential relationship between inmate tattoos and in-prison violence and post-prison recidivism for violent crimes has been largely ignored in prior criminological research. The present study responds to this research void by providing a comprehensive empirical assessment of inmate tattoos and in-prison violence and post-prison recidivism for violent crimes” (p. 20). Findings show that inmates with one o... Read More
12 pages
Document 028011
Building Bridges: LGBT Populations: A Dialogue on Advancing Opportunities for Recovery from Addictions and Mental Health Problems
By Goldstein, Irene Saunders. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD).
“[D]espite some recent advances in understanding and acceptance, LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] individuals remain subject to the traumas of negative stereotyping, rejection, marginalization, and discrimination—all of which impede help-seeking behaviors. To compound the problem, LGBT individuals with mental health problems, addictions, or both, may experience additional forms of prejudice and discrimination related to each of those conditions … SAMHSA [Substance Abuse and Mental ... Read More
69 pages
Document 026127
The Effects of Prison Visitation on Offender Recidivism
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections (St. Paul, MN).
The influence visitation has on the recidivism of visited prisoners is examined. Sections of this report include: research summary; introduction; prison visitation policies; reentry and social support; prison visitation research; methodology; results for descriptive statistics, impact of visitation on time to first felony reconviction, impact of visitation on time to first revocation, and impact of inmate-visitor relationship on time to first reconviction; conclusion; and implications for correc... Read More
41 pages
Document 024304
Programs that Help Offenders Stay Out of Prison
By Nink, Carl; MacDonald, Steve. MTC Institute (Centerville, UT).
This report is required reading for any agency seeking to develop effective education and/or substance abuse programming. Sections of this publication include: introduction; current conditions—the prison population is growing despite decrease in crime; effective correctional programming; education provides opportunities; education impacts recidivism; effective educational program principles; substance abuse programs save tax dollars; effective substance abuse treatment program principles; eviden... Read More
22 p.
Document 021601
Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-Entry: Recidivism & Post-Release
By Smith, Cindy J.; Bechtel, Jennifer; Patrick, Angie; Smith, Richard R.; Wilson-Gentry, Laura. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
"This report summarizes the first national review of the recidivism and post-release effects of the Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) engaging state prison inmates in private sector jobs since 1979" (p. 6). Sections following an executive summary are: abstract; introduction; methods; key findings and discussion regarding how PIECP participation increases post-release employment and reduces recidivism; and policy recommendations.... Read More
86 p.
Document 020364
Correctional Industries Programs for Adult Offenders in Prison: Estimates of Benefits and Costs
By Aos, Steve. Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Olympia, WA).
Results of a cost-benefit analysis of correctional industries programs are provided. Sections of this report are: research methods; research results; benefits and costs; and conclusion. "We find that correctional industries programs for adult offenders in prison can achieve a statistically significant reduction in recidivism rates, and that a reasonably priced program generates about $6.70 in benefits per dollar of cost (p. 2)."... Read More
2 p.
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