News - - A national study's documentation of a declining rate of recidivism in Wisconsin's prison population is being received cautiously by some people involved with helping inmates re-enter communities.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center found Wisconsin's 2007 recidivism rate of 56.2% dipped to 51.5% in 2010.

The study's authors cite several factors in the drop, among them: Wisconsin's workforce development programs for prison inmates in the last months of their sentences and in the months after their release; more jail stays replacing revocations to prison as response to probation violations; and expanded alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs.

Ken Notes: Apprenticeship and job training played a huge role in this success. Now we should use the programs to keep our youth out of jail in the FIRST PLACE... DUH!
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