|Michigan Department of Corrections announced lowest recidivism rates in history|
|By fox17online.com- Jamie Smet|
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Corrections announced Wednesday the lowest recidivism rate in state history.
The rate, which measures how many people return to prison three years after their release, reached an all-time low of 26.7%. MDOC says this places Michigan in the top 10 lowest recidivism rates in the country.
The measurement came from prisoners released in 2016. According to public information officer Chris Gautz, 7,271 of the 9,922 people released didn't return to prison.
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