The System….Clearly is Falling Short

If you missed this report when it came out this past spring, it’s worth looking at now: The Pew Center on the States found that the number of inmates returning to state prisons within three years of release has remained steady for more than a decade.

In other words, status quo is not working. If for no other reason, you should care because of the money. The Pew website says that if states could reduce their recidivism rates by just 10 percent, they could save more than $635 million combined in one year alone in averted prison costs.

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