a body of studies show that ties to family while incarcerated lead to less prison and jail returns after release, a new report from Prison Policy Initiative.
we go to the Prison Policy Institute for a new report on family connection while incarcerated. Below are excerpts from separate studies mentioned in the report.
Those who had no visitors during their incarceration were six times more likely to be reincarcerated than people with three or more visitors.
each additional visit received during incarceration lowered the odds of two-year recidivism by 3.8 percent
Receiving one visit per month was associated with a 0.9 percent decrease in someone’s risk of reincarceration;
each unique visitor to an incarcerated person reduced the risk of re-conviction by a notable 3 percent
Among people who received visits during their incarceration, felony re-convictions were 13 percent lower
revocations for technical violations of parole were 25 percent lower compared to people who did not receive visits
women who had any phone contact with a family member were less likely to be reincarcerated within the five years after their release
Read the whole study here.
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