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Educating prisoners reduces recidivism rate

According to the Pew Research Center, one in 100 American adults is currently in prison. U.S. Department of Justice statistics show that 67% of those inmates will recidivate, or re-offend and return to prison after they are released. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that educating inmates and preparing them to find jobs upon their release from prison greatly reduces their recidivism rate.

Jake Cronin, a policy analyst

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