Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive
In November 2008, Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI)
legislation was enacted. Referred to by the Department of Corrections (DOC)
officials as RRRI. The law enables eligible, non-violent offenders to reduce their minimum sentences if they complete recommended programs and maintain a positive prison adjustment, or in other words, they practice good conduct and remain misconduct free during their incarceration. The reduction provided is a percentage off their minimum sentence that is based upon the sentence length.
Research demonstrates that public safety is enhanced when less violent offenders complete evidence-based programs that address their criminal ways of thinking and behaviors and follow the rules during incarceration. Such offenders are less likely to victimize someone else after they are released. Research further tells us that the longer these less serious offenders remain in prison the greater the chance that they will recidivate.