Sample – Training
225 offenders completed Correctional Industries training between 07/10/10 and 11/10/2015.
- 5 offenders completed multiple training.
The number of days of training completed varied by type:
- Electric Tool Repair, Drafter, Screen Printer/Bindery/Graphic Designer, Janitor and Embosser training averaged over three years to complete.
- Half of the inmates completed either Cabinet maker (32.2%) or apparel worker (21.3%) training.
Sample – Released
Over two-thirds of the inmates who completed training in 2013 and have been released, were either released in 2013 or 2014.
- 23.8% of inmates who completed training in 2013 and have been released, were not released until 2015.
27 of the 106 (25.5%) inmates who have been released, topped their time prior to release from prison.
Nearly half of the inmates who have taken training in 2011-2015 have not been released from prison.
Offenders taking C.I. training and released in 2013-2015 were compared against offenders released to parole within the same year.
- Although only 21 offenders were released in 2013, the difference in recidivism to the overall population is significant (p<.10).
- 76.2% had no recidivism event compared to 55.1% of the overall population. In addition only 14.3% revoked parole compared to 24.8% of the overall population.
- Offenders recently released within 2015 also have significantly lower recidivism rates than the overall population.
- 91.4% have had no recidivism event compared to 77.1% of the overall population.
- Offenders released in 2014, however, do not have significantly different rates from the overall population.
All (100%) of the offenders who have taken training in upholstery, screen printing, forklift operation, janitorial, bindery, drafting, and painter-industrial have been successful on parole.
Of offenders who have been released, parolees who participated in metal fabricator/assembler training were slightly more likely to revoke parole than parolees taking other trainings. However, only 6 individuals have been released who have taken this training so the results should be taken with caution.