‘Good Behavior’ Credits Did Not Increase Recidivism in MO Study

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Recidivism rates did not increase when offenders on probation and parole in Missouri had their sentences shortened for good behavior—reducing the supervised population by 18 percent in three years—according to a study published yesterday by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The policy of “earned compliance credits,” established in 2012, allowed offenders to reduce their time on probation or parole by 30 days for every month during . . .

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