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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Recidivism Rates and Age for Inmates Released 2003-2010

The older an inmate is at time of release, the less likely he is to return to prison. Note that while this relationship is apparent several months after release from prison, there is quite a bit of overlap in the first three years after release. The groups of inmates 49 and younger recidivate at similar rates until two to three years after release, at which point the curves shown above begin to separate.

The older an inmate is at time of release, the less likely he is to return to prison.  Note that while this relationship is apparent several months after release from prison, there is quite a bit of overlap in the first three years after release.  Those inmates who are 49 and younger recidivate at similar rates until two to three years after release, at which point the curves shown above begin to separate.