Edit: Most crimes that have people that re-offend are probably the result of being in some sort of cycle. You can take that person out of the cycle and he's ok. Then release from prison and put that person right back into the environment that encourages the old cycle he was in and it won't be long before you have another crime on your hands.
Unless you are released and recommit in Massachusetts, during a presidential election campaign. Then it was the Governor's fault.
Or maybe it still was that stupid tank ride????