Monday, September 11, 2017

Effects of Supermax Confinement on Postrelease Recidivism and Employment

photo of H. Daniel Butler and shadows of prison bars

A study led by H. Daniel Butler found confinement in supermax prisons have little effect on recidivism, employment and completion of post-release treatment programs. Despite higher costs, confinement in supermax prisons appears to have a limited effect on postrelease recidivism, employment, or completion of community-based treatment programs, according to a published study.