Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Problems in Prisons

Editor’s Note: The following appears in the UI Alumni Association’s June edition of Iowa Alumni Magazine.

Though the Iowa Department of Corrections has one of the country’s lowest recidivism rates, 30.8 percent of inmates return to prison within three years of discharge. Recidivism rates are even greater among the many prisoners with mental illness, who often lack sufficient treatment services in…

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