Its Time to Stop the Revolving Doors of Prisons
Recidivism is the rate at which prior offenders return to prison. Missouri Department of Corrections releases 20,000 inmates each year, and nearly 46% of them will return back to prison within three years of their release. In Kansas 6,000 inmates are released every year and 36% will return to prison within three years. The annual cost of recidivism to taxpayers in Kansas is $16.5 million.
We can improve lives, save money, and keep our communities safe by investing in community based programs that provide stability and support self-sufficiency through community living and supportive services.