Thursday, April 27, 2006

Recidivism

How likely are released Texas inmates to commit new crimes? The vast majority don't.

Of Texans on parole, just 11% of releasees each year are revoked, reported the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in its
self-evaluation (pdf, p. 7-8) for the Sunset Advisory Committee. TDCJ's three-year recidivism rate is 28.3%, said the report.

6 comments:

Catonya said...

wow - that is low.

DEANBERRY said...

The Second Amendment means nothing outside of hunting.

Our forefathers gave us that right to fend off a military takeover in the U.S. - by either the left or the right.

Apparently, since most gun owners are far right they didn't see fit to fight the far right takeover so here we are. On the verge of martial law.

You'll imitate your German counterparts of 70 years ago. You'll allow them to take away any weapon that gives you parity with the military. You know you barely made a peep when the Brady Bill took away your assault rifles, which is what you'll need to effectively combat troops.

What a bunch of cowards, and what a sore disgrace you are to our forefathers who gave their blood for the likes of you.

In Jesus' Glorious and Holy name,
Dean Berry -- Real American

http://www.deanberryministries.org

dinoberry@frontiernet.net

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this includes the local city and county jails in it's numbers? I somehow doubt it.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Re: City and county jails. Revocations of parolees can occur for any level of violation including low-level misdemeanors at the various discretion of the parole officer, DA, judge, etc. So that 11% revoked figure would include many who committed only misdemeanor (county jail-level) offenses, dirty UAs, etc.

By contrast, the three-year number appears to refer only to those re-entering TDCJ's custody, so basically revocations and new felonies. So if someone a) did their full time and wasn't on parole, and b) committed a new misdemeanor, not a felony, they wouldn't be included in that number.

Anonymous said...

Harvard Law Review Article
"A matter of life and death: the effect of life-without-parole statutes on capital punishment."

Reports that life-without-parole statutes result in minimal reductions in executions and greatly extended sentence lengths for noncapital offenders. References Texas' life-without-parole legislation (SB60,79th Legislature, R.S.)
Article at: http://www.harvardlawreview.org/issues/119/april06/notes/capital_punishment.pdf

Harvard Law Review

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