Georgia Jail Creates Nation’s First Veterans Dorm

Veterans returning home to Georgia may soon join other military members in a new dormitory reserved especially for them — in a jail.

NCSC Report Supports Wisconsin's Evidence-Based Practices

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) recently released a report on the effectiveness of Wisconsin courts' efforts to enhance public safety while reducing recidivism.

Justice Department and States Address Prisoner Recidivism

On Dec. 8., the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) sponsored a forum of policymakers from all 50 states to focus on improving success rates for people released from prison.

Study: Recidivism Rate Lingers at 40 Percent

More than 40 percent of ex-cons commit crimes within three years of their release and wind up back behind bars, according to a new study.

Pennsylvania Tries New Anti-Recidivism Strategy

YORK, Pa. — York County Prison is serving as the location of a pilot program designed to improve recidivism by transferring state inmates to county lockups before they are released.

CDCR Launches Parolee Resource Directory to Avert Recidivism

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation launched an online Community Resource Directory for parolees, their families and other community members in an effort to help offenders successfully reintegrate into their neighborhoods and reduce recidivism.