Bar chart comparing the portion of people returned to incarceration from parole in Texas and Massachusetts in 2016 for different reasons: for a new offense, for a technical violation, or another or unknown reason. 76 percent of returns in Texas were for a new offense. 83 percent of returns in Massachusetts were for technical violations.

Data Source: Calculated by the Prison Policy Initiative from the Bureau of Justice Statistics report Probation and Parole in the United States, 2016 Appendix Table 7. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Red states, blue states: What do these mean for people on parole?.

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