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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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Recidivism: An Analysis of Public and Private State Prison Releases in Florida

A Joint Study conducted by:
Florida State University
William Bales, Ph.D., Laura E. Bedard, Ph.D., Susan T. Quinn, M.S.
Florida Department of Corrections
David Ensley, Glen Holley
Correctional Privatization Commission
Alan Duffee, Stephanie Sanford

Introduction
Prior Studies of Private/Public Inmate Recidivism
Data Source
Recidivism Measures
Control Variables
Dataset Limitations
Experimental and Control Group Selection

  • Table 1 Experimental and Control Group Definitions

Three Prison Release Cohorts

  • Table 2 Private Prisons Operating in Florida*
  • Table 3 Number of Releases in Cohorts by Offender Type and Treatment Definition

Statistical Analysis
Results
Results: Adult Males

  • Table 4 Adult Males: Re-Offense Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 5 Adult Males: Re-Imprisonment Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 6 Adult Males Descriptive Statistics of Public and Private Inmates
    Treatment and Control Group Definition B1
  • Table 7 Adult Males: Recidivism Predictor Variables Using Survival Analysis

Results: Adult Females

  • Table 8 Adult Females: Re-Offense Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 9
    Adult Females: Re-Imprisonment Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 10 Adult Females: Descriptive Statistics of Public and Private Inmates Treatment and Control Group Definition B1
  • Table 11 Adult Females: Recidivism Predictor Variables Using Survival Analysis

Results: Youthful Offender Males

  • Table 12 Youthful Offender Males: Re-Offense Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 13 Youthful Offender Males: Re-Imprisonment Recidivism Rates with No Controls for Explanatory Variables
  • Table 14 Youthful Offender Males Descriptive Statistics of Public and Private Inmates
  • Table 15 Youthful Offender Males: Recidivism Predictor Variables Using Survival Analysis

Summary and Conclusions
References

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