recidivism

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday that he has created a new organization to help reduce the state’s recidivism rate through increased investment in career readiness training and community re-entry programs for inmates.

The recidivism rate -- the chance that inmates who are released will be re-arrested and sent back -- has dropped by about 5 percentage points since 2002, the Florida Current reports. In addition to improving public safety, the apparent improvement in released prisoners’ behavior saved taxpayers a lot of money.