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Mar. 23, 2018 11:56 am

Reentry Coalition releases new data on Philadelphia recidivism rates

The collection of 100+ government agencies and nonprofits rolls out its “first coherent statistical offering to the public in its two years of existence,” according to Generocity. Take a look.

A guard tower looms over the correctional complex on State Road in Philadelphia.

(Photo courtesy of WHYY/Emma Lee)

Around 25,000 people are released from state and local incarceration to Philadelphia every year. In 2015, a full third of those returning citizens (33.9 percent) were re-arrested within 12 months.

Those are two of the top-line findings of new report from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, a body of 103 nonprofits and government agencies.

Generocity reporter Ebonee Johnson takes a deep look at what comes next:

The report comes several years after the 2016 kickoff of the PRC’s Home for Good initiative — a five-year plan to improve Philadelphia’s reentry process and reduce recidivism by 25 percent — after being announced in 2015 and is perhaps the org’s first coherent statistical offering to the public in its two years of existence.

But what took so long?

Read the full story

You can explore the data here.

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