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Programs Make a Difference

  • Education programs decrease recidivism.
  • Substance abuse programs decrease recidivism.
  • Offenders who complete substance abuse programs in jail are successful after release.
  • Inmates who earn a GED are less likely to recidivate than those who do not complete a program.
  • Inmates with a Vocational Certificate at release were are less likely to recidivate than inmates overall.