Sex Offender Recidivism Unlikely, Wa. Study Says

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To deal with prison overcrowding, Washington State lawmakers could go easier on the type of inmate least likely to reoffend: sex offenders, says the Seattle Times. An analysis of felon recidivism over the past two decades has found that 70 percent of inmates convicted of sex offenses were at the lowest risk of reoffending. Yet the finding by the Legislature's nonpartisan research unit will do little to help ease prison overcrowding so acute that the state rents 230 cells at a Nevada prison and will rent more. Washington created the nation's first sex-offender registry, and sex . . .

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