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A chart showing people in state prisons who received visitors were less likely to return to prison after release

Data Source: Data from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, "The effects of prisoner visitation on offender recidivism," Nov. 2011. (Graph: Leah Wang, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Research roundup: The positive impacts of family contact for incarcerated people and their families.

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