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Susan K. Urahn, managing director
Public Safety Performance Project
Adam Gelb, director Jennifer Laudano, senior officer Alexis Schuler, senior officerCourtney Dozier, officer Jake Horowitz, project managerRichard Jerome, project managerRyan King, project managerBrian Elderbroom, senior associateSamantha Harvell, senior associate Jason Newman, senior associateRobin Olsen, senior associateRolanda Rascoe, senior associateCorinne Mills, associateMary Tanner Noel, administrative assistantGita Ram, administrative assistant
We thank the survey respondents from departments of corrections in all responding states,and our survey and data partners at the Association of State Correctional Administrators:George Camp and Camille Camp, co-executive directors; Patricia Hardyman, seniorassociate, Camelia Graham, statistician and Fred Levesque, consultant. We also greatlyappreciate the contributions of Jenifer Warren, John Prevost of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, James F. Austin of the JFA Institute, Michael Connelly of the OklahomaDepartment of Corrections, Tony Fabelo of the Council of State Governments Justice Centerand Howard Snyder of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. We also thank Pew colleagues Nancy Augustine, Michael Caudell-Feagan, Lynette Clemetson, Kil Huh, Jennifer Peltak, EvanPotler, Joan Riggs, Aidan Russell, Carla Uriona, Gaye Williams and Denise Wilson.
Pew Center on the States,
State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons
(Washington, DC: The Pew Charitable Trusts, April 2011).
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