The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has issued a new report that reflects a significantly lower rate of re-offense for registered citizens on parole. The name of the report is “2014 Outcome Evaluation Report“, however, it was issued by the agency’s Office of Research in late July 2015.
According to the report, the rate at which a registered citizen on parole commits a new sex offense is .8 percent. This rate is based upon a study of 5,522 registered citizens who returned to prison over a period of three years.
“The CDCR report smashes the myth that most registered citizens commit another sex offense,” stated CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci. “It is the lowest rate of re-offense for any category of citizens convicted of a crime except murder.”
The report also states that 91.9 percent of registered citizens on parole who returned to prison did so because they violated a parole condition. Individuals on parole are required to comply with a broad spectrum of conditions, which can prohibit them from drinking alcohol, using the internet and/or possessing a toy.
The remaining number of registered citizens who returned to prison did so because they failed to register (2 percent) or committed a new non-sex offense (5.3 percent), according to the CDCR report.