|Handlon Correctional Facility contributes to fewer repeat offenders statewide|
|By sentinel-standard.com- Paul Egan|
LANSING – The recidivism rate in Michigan has dipped to an all-time low, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections told state lawmakers Wednesday.
Heidi Washington said at a meeting of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections that recidivism, which measures the percentage of offenders who return to prison within three years of release, has dropped to 26.7 percent.
That’s down from 29.1 percent last year, Washington said.
Offenders can be returned to prison for new crimes, or for violating conditions of their parole. The new figure represents offenders who were released in 2016.
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