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Women in Prison Find Purpose through Special Programs as IDOC Celebrates Declining Recidivism Rates


By Courtney Crown

There are less people returning to prison in Indiana after their release now than in the past six years, according to the Indiana Department of Correction 2018 Adult Recidivism Study. The study measures whether people returned to prison three years after their release. Of the people released in 2018, 33.78 percent returned to prison for either a new conviction or a parole violation. Under those same parameters, the recidivism rates for 2013-2017 are 35.85 percent, 37.6 percent, 38.17 percent, 36.99 percent, and 33.87 percent.

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