Nearly Half of Supervised Federal Offenders Re-Arrested Within 5 Years, BJS Says

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Almost half (43 percent) of the nearly 43,000 federal prisoners placed on community supervision in 2005 were re-arrested at least once within five years, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report released today. About a third of these offenders (32 percent) returned to prison within that time period.

Public order offenses, such as probation violations, accounted for 90 percent of the re-arrests, says the study, entitled “Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision . . .

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