Economic reinsertion as a remedy for high recidivism?

Recidivism is an endemic plague to the prison system, and a costly one. Every day, a single inmate costs on average 106€ of taxpayers money, totaling 36 500€ per year(1). On the other hand, about 59% of young inmates would go back to prison at a certain point in time(2): prisons are increasingly becoming checkpoints of a vicious cycle. However, a successful integration back to society is indeed possible, and jails are pivotal to ensure that it happens.

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