Thursday, March 6, 2014
"Just what is Ohio doing so right with respect to reentry and recidivism? Can it be replicated nationwide?"
Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, excerpting and discussing an AP story. From the excerpt:
Fewer Ohio prisoners than ever are going back to prison after they’ve been released, the state announced Wednesday, attributing the drop to community programs that work with newly released prisoners, and new prison units that prepare people for life outside bars. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the current inmate return rate of 27.1 percent, down from 28.7 percent a year ago, is far below the national rate of 40 to 44 percent.
The underlying study is available here.