New Approach Lowers Arrest Rate Of California Ex-Cons
Don't Miss This
- More Than 100 American Laser Skincare Closures Leave Customers Without Thousands Of Dollars
- Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Watch Started With A Facebook Group
- Sacramento Gun Stores Gearing Up For Black Friday Sales Surge
- Call Kurtis: Smart & Stupid Black Friday Buys
- Logic Behind Ferguson Grand Jury’s Decision Not To Indict Police Officer May Remain Mystery
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The rate at which California prison parolees commit new crimes has dropped slightly for the second straight year, an improvement that corrections officials partly attribute to recent rehabilitation efforts.
The findings released Monday show the results of a program that evaluates felons based on their risk of re-offending.
That lets prison officials target high-risk inmates with additional supervision and rehabilitation before and after their release. For example, inmates receiving drug treatment before their release were half as likely to commit new crimes as addicts who did not.
The program is intended to lower a recidivism rate that is among the highest for the nation’s prison systems. Even with the steady improvement, nearly two-thirds of ex-convicts in California still wind up back in custody within three years of their release.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.