CDCR Report Shows Continued Drop in California Recidivism Rate

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released a report on Aug. 25 showing the rate at which offenders return to state prisons is continuing to fall. The department’s annual recidivism report, The Outcome Evaluation Report, shows the total three-year return-to-prison rate for all offenders released during fiscal year 2010-2011 is 44.6 percent. This marks a nearly 10 percent decrease from the 54.3 percent recorded last year, according to a department statement.

7 California Prisons Receive ACA Accreditation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced on Aug. 8 that seven of the state’s prisons had earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, bringing the total number of accredited state prisons in California to 30.

CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice Marks Anniversaries of Key Facilities

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently marked the 25th anniversary of the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility and the 50th anniversary of the O.H. Close School for Boys (now O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility), both located in Stockton.

CTA Summit Allows for Technological Dialogue

The Corrections Technology Association held its 13th annual summit with sessions titled “Innovative Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing,” “Implementation Initiatives/Lessons Learned,” and “Solving Correctional Problems with Innovative Technologies.”