‘Recidivism’ Category

New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?
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  • on December 7, 2014 -

New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?

Click here to download pdf of the full report: CAPPS – Paroling people who committed serious crimes, 11-23-14 We can safely parole hundreds of people who committed very serious crimes. CAPPS’s new report, using Michigan Department of Corrections data on returns to prison for new crimes, echoes decades of research in Michigan and other jurisdictions that finds […]

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Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy?
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  • on April 25, 2013 -

Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy?

The conclusions reached in this ground-breaking 2009 research was confirmed by several later research reports. The report’s findings are especially important for today’s debate on presumptive parole. From the report: “. . . The present research was designed to clarify the actual risk of paroling people who have served their minimum sentences. In the 14 […]

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Facts, not headlines, should drive corrections policy
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  • on April 18, 2013 -

Facts, not headlines, should drive corrections policy

“The recent Free Press series (“Free to kill”) is sensationalized, misleading and unbalanced. Before policymakers react, it is crucial that they assess the content realistically and place the implications in a meaningful context.  Click here to read the rest of the report. Email this page

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Misleading Free Press headlines should not drive corrections policy
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  • on April 18, 2013 -

Misleading Free Press headlines should not drive corrections policy

By Barbara Levine, Executive Director, Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending The recent Free Press series and its sensational headlines suggest that large numbers of released prisoners are roaming the streets assaulting and murdering citizens at will. Fortunately, the evidence does not support this extreme conclusion. Unfortunately, the disturbing image is what the public […]

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Correcting the record on probationers and parolees: Free Press series misleading, harmful to sound policy
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  • on April 18, 2013 -

Correcting the record on probationers and parolees: Free Press series misleading, harmful to sound policy

The recent Free Press series (9/30-10/2/2012) and its sensational headlines suggest that large numbers of released prisoners are roaming the streets assaulting and murdering citizens at will. Although this image is simply untrue, the MDOC has already slowed the grant of paroles and is returning more technical parole violators to prison.sd The series began with […]

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Prisoner reentry in Michigan: Theory and practice
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  • on March 1, 2013 -

Prisoner reentry in Michigan: Theory and practice

By Rob Burroughs, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency. MCCD is a statewide organization that partners with Michigan’s citizens and leaders to develop a comprehensive solution to crime and delinquency Reentry Overview by Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending Email this page

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  • on November 1, 2011 -

Minnesota study: The effects of prison visitation on offender recidivism

By the Minnesota Department of Corrections, November 2011 The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) recently completed a study that examined the effects of prison visitation on offender recidivism. Using an average follow-up period of nearly five years, the study evaluated the relationship between prison visitation and recidivism among 16,420 offenders released from Minnesota prisons between […]

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