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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