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  • recidivism

3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from Prison in Iowa

3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from Prison in Iowa

This dataset reports whether an offender is re-admitted to prison or not within three years from being released from prison in Iowa. The recidivism reporting year is the fiscal year (year ending June 30) marking the end of the three year tracking period.

The Department of Corrections uses recidivism as an indicator on whether strategies are reducing offenders relapse into criminal behavior. A three year time frame is used as studies have shown if an offender relapses into criminal behavior it is most likely to happen within three years of being released.

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
New Offense Sub Typenew_offense_subtypenew_offense_subtypeTextFurther classification of the new conviction.
New Offense Typenew_offense_typenew_offense_typeTextGeneral category for the new conviction while the offender is out of prison.
Recidivism Typerecidivism_typerecidivism_typeTextIndicates the reason for return to prison.
Days to Returndays_returndays_returnNumberNumber of days it took before the offender returned to prison.
Offense Subtypeoffense_subtypeoffense_subtypeTextFurther classification of the most serious offense for which the offender was placed in prison.
Offense Typeoffense_typeoffense_typeTextGeneral category for the most serious offense for which the offender was placed in prison.
Offense Classificationoffense_classoffense_classTextMaximum penalties: A Felony = Life; B Felony = 25 or 50 years; C Felony = 10 years; D Felony = 5 years; Aggravated Misdemeanor = 2 years; Serious Misdemeanor = 1 year; Simple Misdemeanor = 30 days
SexsexsexTextGender of our offender
Release Typerelease_typerelease_typeTextReasoning for Offender's release from prison.
Main Supervising Districtmain_supervising_districtmain_supervising_districtTextThe Judicial District supervising the offender for the longest time during the tracking period.
Target Populationtarget_populationtarget_populationTextThe Department of Corrections has undertaken specific strategies to reduce recidivism rates for prisoners who are on parole.
Recidivism Reporting Yearrecidivism_reporting_yearrecidivism_reporting_yearNumberFiscal year (year ending June 30) that marks the end of the 3-year tracking period. For example, offenders exited prison in FY 2012 are found in recidivism reporting year FY 2015.
New Offense Classificationnew_offense_classnew_offense_classTextNew conviction maximum penalties: A Felony = Life; B Felony = 25 or 50 years; C Felony = 10 years; D Felony = 5 years; Aggravated Misdemeanor = 2 years; Serious Misdemeanor = 1 year; Simple Misdemeanor = 30 days
Age At Releaseage_at_releaseage_at_releaseTextOffender's age group at release from prison.
Race - Ethnicityrace_ethnicityrace_ethnicityTextOffender's Race and Ethnicity
Fiscal Year Releasedfiscal_year_releasedfiscal_year_releasedNumberFiscal year (year ending June 30) for which the offender was released from prison.
Return to Prisonreturn_to_prisonreturn_to_prisonTextNo = Did not return to prison within the three year tracking period; Yes = Admitted to prison for any reason within the three year tracking period

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