25% of former inmates returning to Prince Georges County, Maryland were incarcerated due to drug offenses

"Portrait of Prison Reentry in Maryland"

“Within 3 years of release, more than 60% of former inmates are rearrested, about 50% are convicted of a new crime and 25% are returned to prison on a new sentence”

DOJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics

“A drug offense was the most serious offense for approximately 24% of male & 22 % of female inmates in the District of Columbia.”

"Profile of Drug Indicators" ONDCP Clearinghouse