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Fox News: Behind Nikki Goeser’s ongoing harassment from her husband’s jailed killer

20 Jan , 2021  

The power of prisoner rights groups is on full display right now in an ongoing battle with the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC). Our Nikki Goeser is fighting with TDOC to get them to remove the good time early release credits granted to the man who murdered her husband as he has continued to stalk and threaten her from prison.…



CPRC on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate whether prison deters criminals

27 May , 2016  

Dr. John Lott from the Crime Prevention Research Center debated Baz Dreisinger from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice appeared on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate whether prison deters crime and whether prison should be abolished (Thursday, May 26, 2016).



CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “Mass Incarceration: Tell Hillary Clinton Punishment Matters”

3 Nov , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily starts this way:

It’s easy to forget that in 1991 the U.S. murder rate was well over twice what it is today. In a speech last week at Atlanta’s Clark University, Hillary Clinton showed she doesn’t understand her call for an “end the era of mass incarceration” will endanger lives.



CPRC on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsman TV to discuss Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Justice Proposals

13 May , 2015  

The discussion focuses on John Lott’s recent piece in the New York Daily News and Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate.

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What percent of federal and state prisoners are there for drug offenses?

16 May , 2014  

This data is available here (file fjs10f18.cvs).
The Federal prison population was about 17 percent of the state prison population in 2011 (Appendix Table 1). In state prisons was a much smaller percent of the population there for drug offenses (about 17 percent in 2011). Combining state and federal prison populations together places the total prison population incarcerated for drug offenses at 21 percent.



5 Year Recidivism of Prisoners released hits 77 percent

23 Apr , 2014  

This new study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that the previous measures of recidivism that looked at just the first two years after release missed a lot of the problem with former prisoners being rearrested.

The 5 year rate for
All offenses: 77%
Violent Crime: 71%
Property Crime: 82%
Drug Offenses: 77%
DUIs: 60%

Bureau of Justice Statistics, Date of release: 12/30/13, Report title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 NCJ 239913