Study Praises Efforts in Missouri, Kansas to Cut Prison Recidivism

Publication: Kansas City Star

Author: Mark Morris


04/14/2011 - A new study on former prisoners who reoffend and return to prison gives Missouri high marks for a “dramatic” decline in recidivism over the last six years.

According to the Pew Center on the States, 46 percent of Missouri offenders released in fiscal year 2004 returned to prison within two years, for either a new crime or for a “technical” violation of their parole or probation. However, that figure had dropped nearly 9 percentage points, to 37.5 percent, for offenders released in fiscal 2008, according to state figures.

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