County Has 71 Percent Prison Recidivism Rate

A new report from California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows felons who were released into Santa Barbara County on parole have a 71 percent prison recidivism rate over three years, which means S.B. has the 15th highest recidivism rate in the state. The statewide average is 63.7 percent. The study looked at all felons released during the 2007-2008 fiscal year and found that most felons who return to prison do so within a year of their release.

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