OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Inmates in Pittsburghs Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) who were provided with a wide array of social services during incarceration had a 50% lower recidivism rate than inmates who received usual jail services. About 16.5% of the study population reoffended within a year of release compared to 33.1% of inmates in the study control group. Following release, these individuals had improved housing stability and higher enrollment in community-based service organizations. Allegheny County reported annual savings of . . .
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