The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a report on Thursday that analyzes recidivism of felony offenders in the state. The PPIC’s study draws on data from 12 counties, including Humboldt and Shasta Counties, and analyzes the two-year recidivism rates for felony offenders in the four years following realignment from October 2011 to October 2015.  

According to the report, overall recidivism rates have declined for each of the four sentencing groups (persons sentenced to: 1) prison; 2) jail only; 2) jail followed by probation; or 3) probation only).  However, re-arrest rates for felony offenses increased toward the end of the study period and recidivism rates are likely to be related to multiple factors.

The full report can be accessed here.