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Title: New York State Department of Correctional Services 1987 Releases: Five Year Post Release Follow-up
Author(s): H C Donnelly; G H Bala
Corporate Author: State of New York Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Among the 12,799 inmates from New York State correctional institutions in 1987, 50.4 percent returned to custody within 5 years of the data on which they were released.
Abstract: Conviction on a new felony charge was the cause of return of 24.8 percent, while violation of parole resulted in the return of 25.6 percent. Just over 64 percent of the returns were back in prison within 2 years. The median time to return was 20 months. Women returned to custody at a much lower rate (35.4 percent) than did men (51.2 percent). Persons committed for burglary had the highest rate of return (59.7 percent), while manslaughter commitments had the lowest return rate (22.8 percent) The return rate by region was 52.2 percent for New York City compared to 44.3 percent for suburban New York City and 47.3 percent for upstate areas. Comparisons with similar inmate groups for 1972-86 reveals that the rate of return reached a low of 33.6 percent in 1972, mainly due to a low level of parole violations. Since 1972, both returns for new felony commitments and returns for violations of parole have contributed to the increase in returns. Tables, figures, and appended tables
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Criminology; New York; Recidivism
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