Florida Department of Corrections Recidivism Report:
Florida Prison Recidivism Study
Recidivism is defined as a return to prison. The return to prison may be a result of a new conviction or a violation of post-prison supervision. The follow-up periods (typically reported as three years) are calculated from prison release date to the date of readmission to prison.
Changing Recidivism Rates
The last three-year release cohorts have shown slight decreases in three-year recidivism rates. These decreases are shown below:
For 2012 releases, some factors that influence an inmate's likelihood of recidivism include:
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