National organizations focused on reforming criminal justice systems have highlighted Massachusetts as a top state in the country in significantly reducing the rate of people returning to prison.

“Massachusetts has been a leader in this, really taking advantage of a groundswell across the nation of general support for good reentry(programing),”said Nicole Jarett, director of the National Reentry Resource Center.

The National Reentry Resource Center and The Council of State Governments Justice Center calculated the three-year recidivism rates for prisoners in several states over around a decade, although the exact years differed by state.

2018-11-23 MassLive Reducing Recidivism