It should also qualify its savings by stating that employment at CALPIA enterprises may be just one of several factors that contribute to the lower recidivism of its inmates.
On page 5 of its Fiscal Year 2011-12 Report to the Legislature published on February 1, 2013, under the heading, CALPIA Reduces Recidivism, Saves Money, and Increases Public and Prison Safety, CALPIA wrote, "Although there may be other relevant factors that contribute to lowering recidivism, CALPIA participants are significantly more likely to become productive citizens ..."
CALPIA's annual savings calculation is made in its Annual Report to the Legislation in February. CALPIA will acknowledge that other factors may have impacted the recidivism rates used in the savings calculation, although no other factors have been found.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.