Recidivism Rates High Among Federal Offenders: Study

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Nearly 64 percent of federal offenders who had been convicted of violent offenses and were released in 2005 were rearrested for a new crime or for a violation of their supervision conditions within the next eight years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reports. That compared to a rearrest rate of 39.9 percent by nonviolent offenders . . .

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