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October 9, 2017

Morenoff discusses the long- and short-term effects of imprisonment on recidivism

Jeff Morenoff discussed his (and co-authors’) article, Short- and long-term effects of imprisonment on future felony convictions and prison admissions. The authors’ found that people sentenced to prison rather than probation are more like to return to prison due to parole violations. Morenoff says, 'When you sentence somebody to prison, you increase the likelihood that that person is going to go back to prison at some time in the future. This is because they are now under more surveillance than people who [were sentenced to] parole.”

Read more at Michigan Radio.