The Delaware Criminal Justice Council Statistical Analysis Center released a report Wednesday, Recidivism in Delaware: An Analysis of Prisoners Released in 2008 and 2009.
The report is an examination of recidivism rates for released offenders serving a sentence of one year or more. Last year, Governor Jack Markell signed into law recommendations made by the Justice Reinvestment Task Force, which he created in July 2011 through Executive Order Number 27. The law mandated an annual report on recidivism rates so that efforts to promote successful re-entry can be measured against a meaningful baseline.
By the end of the first year, approximately half the offenders who had been sentence to one year or more had been re-committed to a secure facility, re-committed or re-arrested. By the end of three years, about 67 percent had been re-committed to a secure facility; more than 70 percent had been re-convicted; more than 75 percent had been re-arrested.
To view report, visit cjc.delaware.gov/sac/publications/documents/RecidivismFinalJuly30.pdf.