Many of the ex-criminals are not showing up for counseling appointments, some care centers are not being paid and county bureaucrats are scrambling to correct foul-ups that have caused delays.It's kind of sad that one-quarter rearrested within six months is better than average. If any of you could figure out how to lower the recidivism rate, you'd be a hero. I have one answer: WPA-style make-work programs.
In the six months since, about a quarter of the probationers have been arrested for allegedly committing new crimes, which is below the previous state average for probationers.
April 4, 2012
California Prison Release
Off to bumpy start, says the LA Times: