CRSP study shows Allegheny County programs reduce recidivism rate for inmates



Allegheny County Jail officials will use a $614,000 federal grant to help prepare 100 inmates for jobs in the energy industry as part of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative programs. A study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work's Center on Race and Social Problems found that the five-year recidivism rate for inmates in the programs was 34 percent compared to 52 percent who weren't. Read more in the Tribune Review