75% of Prisoners Re-Arrested Within 5 Years

Fact: According to Department of Justice statistics, 67.8% of former prisoners are re-arrested for a new crime within three years.

Fact: 76.6% of former prisoners are re-arrested for a new crime within five years.

Source: Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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