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NCJ Number: 65968 Find in a Library
Title: MISSISSIPPI - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - RECIDIVISM RATES - COHORT A - SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Author(s): S K C MARTIN
Corporate Author: Mississippi Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Mississippi Dept of Corrections
Jackson, MS 39202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE RECIDIVISM RATES AND GENERAL REASONS FOR RECIDIVISTS' RETURN TO PRISON ARE DETERMINED FOR A SAMPLE OF 457 MISSISSIPPI INMATES RELEASED DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1978.
Abstract: FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE STUDY, A RECIDIVIST IS DEFINED AS ANYONE WHO IS RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION IN THE MISSISSIPPI PRISON SYSTEM AND RETURNS TO THAT SYSTEM BECAUSE HE/SHE HAS COMMITTED A NEW OFFENSE OR IS GUILTY OF A TECHNICAL VIOLATION OF RELEASE SUPERVISION. SUBJECTS WERE TRACKED AT 3-MONTH, 6-MONTH, AND 1-YEAR INTERVALS TO DETERMINE RECIDIVISM RATES FOR THE COHORT. OF THE 11 INMATES (2.4 PERCENT OF THE COHORT) WHO RECIDIVATED DURING THE FIRST 3 MONTHS, 8 WERE REVOKED PAROLEES; 1 WAS REVOKED FROM WORK RELEASE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; AND 1 WAS DISCHARGED WITH PROBATION TO FOLLOW AND REVOKED BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE. OF THE 21 INMATES (4.6 PERCENT) WHO RECIDIVATED AFTER 6 MONTHS, 15 WERE REVOKED PAROLEES; 2 WERE REVOKED FROM SUPERVISED EARNED RELEASE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; 3 WERE REVOKED FROM WORK RELEASE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; AND 1 WAS DISCHARGED WITH PROBATION TO FOLLOW AND REVOKED BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE. OF THE 37 INMATES WHO RECIDIVATED DURING THE FIRST YEAR AFTER RELEASE, 29 WERE REVOKED PAROLEES; 2 WERE REVOKED FROM SUPERVISED EARNED RELEASE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; 3 WERE REVOKED FROM WORK RELEASE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; 3 WERE DISCHARGED WITH PROBATION TO FOLLOW AND REVOKED BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE; AND 3 WERE RETURNED AFTER DISCHARGE UPON EXPIRATION OF SENTENCE BECAUSE OF NEW SENTENCE. TWO AND 3-YEAR RATES WILL BE REPORTED WHEN THE TIME HAS ELAPSED. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED---RCB)
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Mississippi; Parole violations; Recidivism
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