What do these 35 states have in common? Every one of them has reformed their criminal justice system. The have reduced Over the past 10 years the US corrections industry has made excellent progress
Pennsylvania is one of the Poised to Reform Probation and Parole
Reducing recidivism and improving the criminal justice system are some of the few truly bipartisan priorities in America today. The
Congratulations to West Virginia, Virginia, South Dakota, Ohio, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, and Alabama for improving the outcomes of more
State and local leaders have made recidivism reduction a public safety priority in recent years, pursuing a variety of strategies that are starting to see real results. A broad cross-section of states, 11 of which are proﬁled here, have experienced impressive declines in their return-to-prison rates since recidivism was at its most recent peak in each state. States measure recidivism in diﬀerent ways, so the data presented here highlight individual examples of state success and are not for the sake of comparison.* To sustain and expand the results that states are seeing, they must use recidivism reduction methods that work, take them to scale statewide, and rigorously track outcomes.
The National Reentry has published an infographic which outlines the progress of 11 states, from Florida to Massachusettes to Ohio and beyond.
The Changing State of Recidivism: Fewer People Going Back to Prison
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