Data Point – “Staggering DOJ study: 83 percent of prisoners re-arrested within 9 years of release”

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Overall, 68 percent of released state prisoners were arrested within three years, 79 percent within six years and 83 percent within nine years. The 401,288 released state prisoners were arrested an estimated 2 million times during the nine years after their release, an average of five arrests per released prisoner.

On an annual basis, 44 percent of prisoners were arrested during the first year after release, 34 percent were arrested during the third year and 24 percent were arrested during the ninth year. Five percent of prisoners were arrested during the first year after release and were not arrested again during the 9-year follow-up period.

And DC wants to “liberalize” sentencing? Once again, we see the Progressive philosophy of “there are no bad or evil people – but Society is” (e.g., Society turns people bad). With that last bit, they show intellectual dishonesty because if each individual is good, how can a whole community then be bad?  They’ve never been able to “Prog-splain” that one adequately to me.

(H/T: Conservative Review)

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by Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.