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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