Justice Dept. study shows high recidivism for state inmates

2014-04-22T13:19:00Z Justice Dept. study shows high recidivism for state inmatesPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A report released by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics shows as much as three-fourths of inmates in state prisons will be arrested again within five years of their release.

"About two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years, and three-quarters (76.6%) were arrested within 5 years," according to the report titled "Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010."

The study did not include data from Arizona prisons.

Read the study here.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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