Media Advisory

Media Advisory

Governor McAuliffe to Announce Virginia’s Latest Recidivism Rate, the Lowest in the Country

December 12, 2016

Where

Capitol Square Patrick Henry Building West Reading Room 1111 East Broad Richmond, Virginia

When

December 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Who

Governor Terry McAuliffe Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Director Harold Clarke, Department of Corrections

What

Governor McAuliffe will announce Virginia’s latest recidivism rate, which is the lowest in the country.

Why

Lower recidivism means fewer crimes, fewer victims, and a safer Virginia. About 90 percent of individuals incarcerated in Virginia will one day be released back into their communities. A low re-incarceration rate means our children are safer, our state is more attractive to businesses, and we are returning offenders to their communities better prepared to be productive, contributing citizens.

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