Forty Percent of Criminals Return to Prison Within Three Years

The Pew Center has released new data showing that the recidivism rate remains shocking high, despite widespread spending increases on building new prisons and harsher punishments. Four in 10 criminal offenders were back in prison in less than three years of getting out shows a new study called State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of […]

Nearly 5 Percent of Prison Inmates Reported Sexual Victimization

Approximately 88,500 inmates incarcerated in the United States reported being the victim of one or more sexually based offenses in 2008 and 2009. 24,000 of these reports came from local jails, and 64,500 from prisons. The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics announced these results after a survey they conducted. They were prompted to administer […]

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