Recidivism Is The Act Of A Person

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Recidivism is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they have experienced negative consequences. Recidivism refers to a person 's relapse into criminal behavior and is measured by criminal acts that resulted in rearrest, reconviction or return to jail within a three-year period following the criminal 's release. Approximately 6 in 10 released inmates are rearrested or reincarcerated within three years of release from prison (The Bureau of Planning, Research and Statistics, 2013). Many criminals go to jail after doing time because they find it hard to fit back in with the normal life due to returning to high risk places and finding a job. In order to eliminate high recidivism with the jail system, it is necessary to provide education and vocational training. Drug addiction typically propels the criminal behavior of inmates whom recidivate soon after release. Many prisoners report commit their offense while under the influence of drugs. Recidivism rates for drug offenders are depressingly high (Hynes). Rapper Gucci Mane, a lean addict has been arrested many times. He has been arrested for terroristic threats, marijuana possession, reckless driving, driving without a license, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, obstruction and interference with government property, possessing a firearm as a felon, aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon (The many mug shots of Gucci Mane, n.d.). Gucci Mane is currently in jail and…
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