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The Impact of Prison-Based Treatment on Sex Offender Recidivism: Evidence from Minnesota

March 2010 Minnesota:

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) recently completed a study that examined the impact of DOC sex offender treatment programming on recidivism. The study examined 2,040 sex offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 1990 and 2003. The average follow-up period to track recidivism for the 2,040 offenders was 9.3 years.

The DOC has provided sex offender treatment since 1978 when it opened the Transitional Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes. Since its inception more than three decades ago, sex offender treatment programming has evolved to keep pace with changing practices in the fi eld. Consistent with evidence-based practices, the DOC places priority on treating sex offenders who pose a moderate to high risk for reoffending and provides treatment designed to address the specifi c factors that place offenders at risk for offending. ..Source: Full Report.. ..Source: Research in Brief.. Minnesota Dep't of Corrections
Key Findings
�� Sex offender treatment provided within the DOC reduced the risk of rearrest for a new sex offense by 27 percent

�� Participation in prison-based treatment lowered the risk of rearrest for a violent crime (both sex and non-sex offenses) by 18 percent

�� Prison-based treatment decreased the risk of rearrest for any offense by 12 percent

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