Are States Truthful About Offender Recidivism?

Highlights States are claiming reduced recidivism yet national data states that five out of six prisoners are rearrested, many multiple times, and that the vast majority programs show little or no effect.  Given this, how is state reduction in recidivism possible? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public […]

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Highlights States are claiming reduced recidivism yet national data states that five out of six prisoners are rearrested, many multiple times, and that the vast majority programs show little or no effect.  Given this, how is state reduction in recidivism possible? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public […]

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Should Policing Be Like Military Service?

Highlights Should policing or corrections be like military service with a defined period of enlistment and benefits? More officers are dying by suicide than by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times […]

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Highlights Should policing or corrections be like military service with a defined period of enlistment and benefits? More officers are dying by suicide than by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times […]

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Most Violent Prisoners Serve Less Than Three Years in Prison

Highlights More than half (57 percent) of violent offenders served less than three years in prison per a new DOJ report. The average time an offender served in state prison was 2.6 years. Violent offenders served 54 percent of their maximum sentence, property offenders served 42 percent. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Highlights More than half (57 percent) of violent offenders served less than three years in prison per a new DOJ report. The average time an offender served in state prison was 2.6 years. Violent offenders served 54 percent of their maximum sentence, property offenders served 42 percent. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Drones Will Revolutionize Law Enforcement and Corrections

Highlights Drones are being used by a variety of law enforcement agencies. But what’s coming may revolutionize police and correctional operations. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Highlights Drones are being used by a variety of law enforcement agencies. But what’s coming may revolutionize police and correctional operations. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Is The Rise in Property Crime Related To Criminal Justice Reform?

Highlights There is a rare increase in property crime. Some suggest that it’s the result of criminal justice reform. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Highlights There is a rare increase in property crime. Some suggest that it’s the result of criminal justice reform. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Blind Advocacy of Offender Rehabilitation Programs Hurts All

Highlights Offender recidivism after prison is horrendous. Programs have little to no effect. We need a research initiative similar to cancer. It should be a national priority. What we don’t need is blind advocacy. If you are going to criticize the President, at least be honest with your data. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired […]

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Highlights Offender recidivism after prison is horrendous. Programs have little to no effect. We need a research initiative similar to cancer. It should be a national priority. What we don’t need is blind advocacy. If you are going to criticize the President, at least be honest with your data. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired […]

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#MeToo Collides With Kavanaugh And Justice Reform

Highlights Accountability for offenders committing acts of violence against women is necessary. But criminal responsibility is gender neutral. Legally, what you do for one, you do for all. Justice reformers want to dramatically lessen the impact of criminal justice processing by cutting prison and parole and probation populations by 50 percent. How do you demand […]

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Highlights Accountability for offenders committing acts of violence against women is necessary. But criminal responsibility is gender neutral. Legally, what you do for one, you do for all. Justice reformers want to dramatically lessen the impact of criminal justice processing by cutting prison and parole and probation populations by 50 percent. How do you demand […]

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We Can’t Agree on Basic Facts When Discussing Crime

Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Are Fewer Returns to Prison in Society’s Best Interest?

Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Should We Release Older Inmates? Aging Offenders and Recidivism

Observations Is it time to consider the release of older inmates considered to be an acceptable risk to public safety? A near 40 percent rearrest rate for those 60 and above (for the most serious category) is astounding and proves that age unto itself is not an indicator as to a “safe” release. Author Leonard […]

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Observations Is it time to consider the release of older inmates considered to be an acceptable risk to public safety? A near 40 percent rearrest rate for those 60 and above (for the most serious category) is astounding and proves that age unto itself is not an indicator as to a “safe” release. Author Leonard […]

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