Conn. Recidivism Rates Decline.

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Connecticut has reduced its recidivism rate from 47 percent in 2007 to 41 percent in 2013, according to The CT Mirror. William Carbone, executive director of Connecticut's Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division, said that the drop comes from a number of strategies and years of effort in reducing the recidivism rate. "Six points is a significant drop and makes all the difference to their families," Carbone said.

Strategies in Connecticut to reduce recidivism during the past six years included increasing the ratio of parole officers from one for every 250 ex-offenders to one for every 48, Carbone said. The state has also worked with Yale University to train parole officers to better interact...

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