Mandatory Reentry Supervision: Evaluating the Kentucky Experience

Pew Charitable TrustsThis brief from The Pew Charitable Trusts discusses the 2011 Kentucky Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act, which includes a mandatory reentry supervision policy, requiring that a period of post-release supervision be provided for all individuals after incarceration. The brief also summarizes the independent evaluation results of this new policy, which includes:  (1) the reduction of new offense rates by 30 percent, (2) the net savings of approximately 872 prison beds a year, and (3) the cost-savings of more than $29 million since the law was passed.

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