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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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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Trump, Koch and Offender Recidivism

Prison cells Observations The focus of Trump’s and the Koch Foundation’s new initiative will be individualized treatment programs for offenders rather than the cookie cutter approach that exists now. The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we […]

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Prison cells Observations The focus of Trump’s and the Koch Foundation’s new initiative will be individualized treatment programs for offenders rather than the cookie cutter approach that exists now. The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we […]

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Reducing Criminal Activity is Profoundly Difficult

  Secret Service Police Vehicle Observations Reducing criminal activity is profoundly difficult and depends on self-perception, self-control, peers, empathy, risk, excitement and fear of arrest. Jobs for younger offenders doesn’t have an impact. Motherhood lessons criminal activity. President Trump is about to offer a strategy to reduce offender recidivism. If he offers initiatives based on […]

  Secret Service Police Vehicle Observations Reducing criminal activity is profoundly difficult and depends on self-perception, self-control, peers, empathy, risk, excitement and fear of arrest. Jobs for younger offenders doesn’t have an impact. Motherhood lessons criminal activity. President Trump is about to offer a strategy to reduce offender recidivism. If he offers initiatives based on […]

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The Dubious Track Record of Offender Rehabilitation

Observations Is an honest discussion about offender rehabilitation programs possible? The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we need to question current results. We need to demand better answers. If we don’t, nothing will change. Author Leonard […]

Observations Is an honest discussion about offender rehabilitation programs possible? The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we need to question current results. We need to demand better answers. If we don’t, nothing will change. Author Leonard […]

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Drug Courts Produce Modest Results Per Federal Report

Observations Do drug and other specialty courts reduce recidivism? President Trump Wants Drug Courts-Do They Work? Like evaluations of programs for serious offenders, outcomes for drug, mental health, and veteran’s courts are limited to small decreases in recidivism. For many, the focus is on low-level, low-risk offenders who may not need intensive treatment. Author Leonard […]

Observations Do drug and other specialty courts reduce recidivism? President Trump Wants Drug Courts-Do They Work? Like evaluations of programs for serious offenders, outcomes for drug, mental health, and veteran’s courts are limited to small decreases in recidivism. For many, the focus is on low-level, low-risk offenders who may not need intensive treatment. Author Leonard […]

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GPS and Social Media Surveillance-Best Hope for Corrections?

Observations Electronic monitoring data on reductions of technical violations and returns to prison indicate the possibility of a more effective and humane way to supervise high-risk offenders. But the only effective way for that to happen is to staff a real-time, 24-365 operation where there are experts to evaluate the data points and to come […]

Observations Electronic monitoring data on reductions of technical violations and returns to prison indicate the possibility of a more effective and humane way to supervise high-risk offenders. But the only effective way for that to happen is to staff a real-time, 24-365 operation where there are experts to evaluate the data points and to come […]

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