Recidivism – The Ultimate Guide

Jun 24, 2019 by

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Hypothetically, let’s say that one of your close family members was hanging out with the wrong crowd. 

You’ve told them time and time again that they shouldn’t hang around these people, but they won’t listen. 

Then one night you get a call and find out they got picked up by the police for a felony residential burglary when they were with their “crew”.

Soon after, they’re convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.

While in prison, you visit them numerous times and they say how it was a dumb mistake and they’re going to turn their life around once they get out of prison. 

…Fast forward five years…

This return to crime typically ends up with another arrest as roughly 68% or former inmates get arrested within their first three years of release [2]

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