The U.S. Sentencing Commission has published a report titled Recidivism and Federal Bureau of Prisons Programs: Drug Program Participants Released in 2010. The report studies the recidivism rates of former inmates who participated in some of the BOP’s programs, such as the Resident Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Occupational Education Programs, and Federal Prison Industries jobs.
Among other things, the report reflects that inmates who completed drug treatment programs while in custody had a relatively lower rate of re-offending. The data for inmates participating in OEP and FPI programs was mixed.
Click here to read the Commission’s “Fact Sheet” on the report.
Click here to access the full report.