Recidivism of Supermax Prisoners in Washington State

  title={Recidivism of Supermax Prisoners in Washington State},
  author={David W. Lovell and L. Clark Johnson and Kevin C. Cain},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  pages={633 - 656}
This study of recidivism among Washington supermax prisoners used a retrospective matched control design, matching supermax prisoners one-to-one with nonsupermax prisoners on mental illness status and up to eight recidivism predictors. Supermax prisoners committed new felonies at a higher rate than nonsupermax controls, but the difference was not statistically significant. Prisoners released directly from supermax to the community, however, showed significantly higher felony recidivism rates… Expand

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