Yearly Prisoner Releases
- - Between 600,000 and 700,000 prisoners are released in the country each year.
- - 55,000 are released in Texas
- - An estimated 1200 are released in El Paso each year.
"Do the crime... do the time."
This implies that once the time is done, there is a return to normal life. Not so!
- - Recidivism rate after 1 year: 39.9%
- - Recidivism rate after 2 year: 54.2%
- - Recidivism rate after 3 year: 59%