Length of Incarceration and Recidivism – USSC.GOV

Length of Incarceration and Recidivism is the seventh publication in the Commission’s recent series on recidivism. This study examines the relationship between length of incarceration and recidivism, specifically exploring three potential relationships that may exist: incarceration as having a deterrent effect, a criminogenic effect, or no effect on recidivism.  There are links to this report and other reports – Found HERE

Looking to quell downtown disorder, Seattle and King County announce plan for repeat offenders | The Seattle Times

Would this help Seattle Stop Dying?

Businesses have been pushing local leaders to find a solution for repeat offenders for almost a year. On Thursday, Seattle and King County leaders announced the first steps.
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/looking-to-quell-downtown-disorder-seattle-and-king-county-announce-plan-for-repeat-offenders/

Beyond the Algorithm: Pretrial Reform, Risk Assessment, and Racial Fairness | Center for Court Innovation

Risk Assessment is a HOT BUTTON issue for the Criminal Justice System. Why is it broken now? Is it broken or is it working too good?

Drawing on a case study of more than 175,000 defendants in New York City, this report concludes concerns over risk assessments perpetuating racial disparities in pretrial decisions are real. However, at least in the New York City example, it finds a more targeted use of risk assessments could both significantly reduce pretrial detention and alleviate racial disparities. But realizing that potential requires jurisdictions to think “beyond the algorithm”—what do they want to use a risk assessment for?
— Read on www.courtinnovation.org/publications/beyond-algorithm