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Do treatment programs reduce recidivism?

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StuckinOZ:
I think it depends on the crime. I work with both men, women, and adolescents. Most of the crimes the women are convicted of are fraud, identity theft, and of course, the ever popular drug possession. We have a lot of guys who are there for multiple DUI, possession, assault, and dealing. For some crimes, I think programming does help the inmates, but dealing is just too dang lucrative. Family criminal history is another factor that should be considered when thinking about recidivism... full thread

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NJDOC Officer’s Kindness Makes Impact on Accident Victim

Matt Schuman
Correction Officer Recruit Michael Tylutki certainly doesn’t consider himself a hero. Daniela Bossi, however, respectfully disagrees. Tylutki and Bossi were total strangers until the early-evening hours of December 23. They were brought together in the aftermath of a three-vehicle accident in Hamilton, NJ. One of the vehicles involved was driven by Bossi’s boyfriend; she was a passenger. Bossi, a senior at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence Township, NJ, sustained a broken right ankle and fibula in the crash... full story

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