Report: 1 In 3 Inmates Will Offend Again

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A report to Kentucky lawmakers says one in three state prison inmates will be back behind bars within two years.

The Lexington Herald-Leader said a report requested last year by the legislature's Program Review and Investigations Committee was presented Thursday.

The committee wanted an examination of programs that teach prison inmates how to find jobs and housing after their release.

The report also said the re-entry programs vary widely from prison to prison and are nonexistent for state inmates held in county jails, where about one-third of them are housed.

The report was prepared by the Legislative Research Commission.


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  • by jo Location: unknown on Oct 10, 2008 at 02:32 PM
    i dont think that the state should help inmates find jobs. one reason why is because they will do whatever they did again. another reason is because they shoud stay in there if they are convited of a crime that they did and and help should not be given to them from any one specailly those who takes some one live. it should be up to the family. and if the family so no then the inmates should not be helped.
  • by cheryl Location: harlan on Oct 10, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    inmates return to jail because most have mental illnesses, maybe the state should have psy available and order offenders to attend counseling and stay on their medicine.

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