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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Offender Employment and Education Programs Don’t Work

Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Offender Employment and Education Programs Don’t Work

Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Offender Employment and Education Programs Don’t Work

Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. 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 […]

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Most Offender Rehabilitation Programs Don’t Work-A Path Forward? New Federal Report

Observations Most offender rehabilitation and treatment programs don’t work. But a new federal report suggests that mental health efforts could reduce recidivism by approximately 21 percent. “Many want programs for offenders as a compassionate response to perceived inequities among the offender population. These programs routinely produce marginal results. Failure is not compassion. Failure is the […]

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Observations Most offender rehabilitation and treatment programs don’t work. But a new federal report suggests that mental health efforts could reduce recidivism by approximately 21 percent. “Many want programs for offenders as a compassionate response to perceived inequities among the offender population. These programs routinely produce marginal results. Failure is not compassion. Failure is the […]

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Offenders Have Multiple Convictions-Six for Federal Defendants

  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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Released Prisoners Commit Two Million Crimes-Five Arrests Per Offender

Observations Offender recidivism is extremely high. It doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti sentencing reform or any manner of lessening the impact of incarceration, the number of arrests after release from prison is astounding. We debate the efficacy and morality of prison sentences, but considering that only 42 percent of felony convictions result […]

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Observations Offender recidivism is extremely high. It doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti sentencing reform or any manner of lessening the impact of incarceration, the number of arrests after release from prison is astounding. We debate the efficacy and morality of prison sentences, but considering that only 42 percent of felony convictions result […]

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50 Percent on Probation-56 Percent on Parole Complete Supervision

Summary Approximately 50 percent of those on state probation completed their community supervision in 2016. Approximately 56 percent of those on state parole completed their community supervision in 2016. There were 582,000 fewer people on parole and probation since the peak year of 2007. Approximately 1 in 55 adults in the United States were under parole […]

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Summary Approximately 50 percent of those on state probation completed their community supervision in 2016. Approximately 56 percent of those on state parole completed their community supervision in 2016. There were 582,000 fewer people on parole and probation since the peak year of 2007. Approximately 1 in 55 adults in the United States were under parole […]

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Criminal History And A Second Chance For Prisoners

Observations As to a second chance for prisoners, about 7 in 8 had more than one prior arrest charge, and a majority had at least five. Fifty-eight percent of felony defendants had at least one prior conviction. Forty percent of felony convictions result in a sentence to prison. “You’re asking for a second chance for those […]

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Observations As to a second chance for prisoners, about 7 in 8 had more than one prior arrest charge, and a majority had at least five. Fifty-eight percent of felony defendants had at least one prior conviction. Forty percent of felony convictions result in a sentence to prison. “You’re asking for a second chance for those […]

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Brain Injuries, Mental Health, PTSD and Substance Abuse Explain Criminal Behavior

Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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