Oct. 29, 2015 — Provocative study challenging the notion that a high percentage of released inmates re-offend. Posits that recidivism rates are actually very low and that most studies on recidivism take a biased population of offenders exiting prison, over-represented with repeat offenders, similar to the sample bias in trying to find what percentage of popcorn doesn’t pop in a hopper if you take a sample after several hours of operation instead of after the first batch.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/why_do_so_many_prisoners_end_up_back_in_prison_a_new_study_says_maybe_they.html

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