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News: Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2016 - Contact Lisa E. Kinney, (804) 674-3275, or Greg Carter, (804) 674-3574

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

Where: Capitol Square
Patrick Henry Building
West Reading Room
1111 East Broad
Richmond, Virginia
When: December 13, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
Who: Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke
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.