Prison Visits Make Inmates Less Likely To Commit Crimes After Release, Study Finds

December 7, 2011

Huffington Post, John Rudolf

Just a single visit from a family member or a friend can make a big difference in whether or not a prisoner ends up back behind bars after their release, a new study finds.

The study, by researchers with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, determined that prisoners who received at least one personal visit at any time during their incarceration were 13 percent less likely to commit another felony and 25 percent less likely to end up back in prison on a technical parole violation.  Read the whole story here.

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