Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 24 States in 2008: A 10-Year Follow-Up Period (2008-2018)   [open pdf - 866KB]

From the Document: "Among persons released from state prisons in 2008 across 24 states, 82% were arrested at least once during the 10 years following release. The annual arrest percentage declined over time, with 43% of prisoners arrested at least once in Year 1 of their release, 29% arrested in Year 5, and 22% arrested in Year 10. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) used prisoner records from the National Corrections Reporting Program and criminal history data to analyze the post-release offending patterns of former prisoners both within and outside of the state where they were imprisoned. This report presents findings from BJS's first study of prisoner recidivism over a 10-year period. The study randomly sampled about 73,600 released prisoners to represent the approximately 409,300 state prisoners released across 24 states in 2008. These states provided prisoners' records and the FBI or state identification numbers that are needed to obtain criminal history data on the released prisoners."

Report Number:
NCJ 256094; National Criminal Justice 256094
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://bjs.ojp.gov/
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