SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California corrections officers say the speed of inmates convicted of latest crimes inside three years after their launch is holding regular at about 50 %.
That hasn’t modified a lot since 2002 regardless of new legal guidelines that significantly lowered the variety of inmates in state prisons. Since 2011, most decrease-degree offenders and parole violators serve their time in county jails as an alternative of state lockups.
Stories launched Tuesday present the three-yr reconviction price elevated barely to fifty four % in 2015, however dipped to forty six % final yr. Final yr’s pattern was far smaller due to the general jail inhabitants drop.
About two-thirds of offenders age 18 and 19 quickly had new convictions. About four % of offenders launched after serving sentences of life with the potential of parole have been reconvicted inside three years.