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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, August 3, 2013

"Study: 8 in 10 released inmates return to Del. prisons"

From USA Today:

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Nearly eight in 10 Delaware inmates sentenced to more than a year in prison are arrested again for a serious offense within three years of their release, according to a first-of-its-kind state study.

The 27-page report, Recidivism in Delaware, also found that 71% of released prisoners are convicted of a serious crime within three years, and that 68% return to prison for at least one day. The report is scheduled for release Wednesday.

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