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More than a third (36%) of all prisoners who were arrested within 5 years of release were arrested within the first 6 months after release, with more than half (56.7%) arrested by the end of the first year*

* April 22, 2014 NCJ 244205 Bureau of Justice Statistics Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 states in 2005: Patterns from 2005-2010 – Update

In 2016, F.I.S.T. housed 28 returning citizens that participated in our 6 month program.  16 stayed longer than the 6 months, but less than one year and have successfully transitioned back into society.  3 did not complete the 6 month program and have returned to prison.  The remaining 9 have continued on their own path, and have lost touch with us.  

F.I.S.T.’s recidivism rate for 2016 is 11%