September 15, 2017

Recent studies show that even short stays in jail can spur a significant increase in a person’s likelihood to reoffend, while longer detentions correlate with even greater odds of recidivism.

Overall crime rates are lower than they have been in decades, but the rate of reoffending is up to 65 percent for some populations. Given that recidivism is one of the biggest challenges the justice system faces, we should begin seeking alternatives to pretrial detention.

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