Newsletter February 20, 2023

Recidivism and Reentry: What Makes People More or Less Likely to Succeed upon Release?
(from Prison Policy Initiative)

Date: 02-09-2023

Prison Policy Initiative curated virtually all of the research about reentry and recidivism available online

Key Statistics:

  • Percent of people released in 2005 who were re-arrested within 3 years: 68%
  • Average number of requirements that people on probation must comply with per day, or face re-arrest: 18 to 20
  • Unemployment rate among formerly incarcerated people: 27%
  • Percent of formerly incarcerated people without a high school diploma, GED, or college degree: 25%
  • Rate of homelessness or housing insecurity among formerly incarcerated people: 5,700 per 100,000
  • Percent of people with 2 or more arrests per year who have incomes below $10,000: 49%. Who are unemployed: 15%
  • The strongest predictor for recidivism: poverty


Read the full report here in their lengthy curation of articles and links