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Media Advisory

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

December 12, 2016


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


December 13, 2016, 10:15 AM


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


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


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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