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County Has 71 Percent Prison Recidivism Rate


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A new report from California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows felons who were released into Santa Barbara County on parole have a 71 percent prison recidivism rate over three years, which means S.B. has the 15th highest recidivism rate in the state. The statewide average is 63.7 percent. The study looked at all felons released during the 2007-2008 fiscal year and found that most felons who return to prison do so within a year of their release.

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When are we going to get it? The system is broken!!

OffTheBeat (anonymous profile)
October 31, 2012 at 6:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And a vote for Romney will simply make these rates get even worse. Clear as day.

Riceman (anonymous profile)
October 31, 2012 at 7:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Criminals are the same everywhere, so what does this report tell us? That law enforcement personnel in this county are doing their job and hooking these LTH predators so they may return to their natural habitat.

Now I know some book smart do-gooder will say it's a matter of more community based programs and we need to just hug a thug to lower this rate. Those books don't tell them that animals bite when you hug them.

I say we dump thousands of these losers back into the county jails where there's no room so they can be kicked out onto the streets and get to those community programs. I'm sure they won't reoffend while they're walking that yellow brick road.

I wonder why the crime rates are rising?

Validated (anonymous profile)
October 31, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Its cause they are all gangsters and mafioso, they only live for getting money to pay their capo.. usually burglaries , robberies , selling drugs , car thefts , shoplifting .

We got 17 different street gangs in SB alone. all doing the above..

If they legalize the drugs then not many people would use them, they use because they want to do sometihng illegal and drugs aren't harming anyone else so its a cool way to break the law..

Most of the states felonies are all drug related.

albert_redditt (anonymous profile)
October 31, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And a vote for Obama will simply make these rates get even worse. Clear as day.

eightdolphins (anonymous profile)
October 31, 2012 at 11:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Who's president has no effect on this. Only a radical ideologue would think that.

"If they legalize the drugs then not many people would use them, they use because they want to do sometihng illegal and drugs aren't harming anyone else so its a cool way to break the law"

Really??? Anyone that deals with our prison scum knows different. How do they get the money for their drugs???

Validated (anonymous profile)
November 1, 2012 at 1:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And a vote for Johnson (Libertarian) would see the prison population go way down because nonviolent drug users would not be imprisoned.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 1, 2012 at 2:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

BillC - totally agree!

Side note - you can have all the rehab places you want but you can't rehabilitate someone who's never been habilitated.

Muggy (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 4:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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