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CAPPS UPDATE – March 2017 newsletter released!
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CAPPS UPDATE – March 2017 newsletter released!

  Download the most recent CAPPS Update March 2017 newsletter by clicking here. The newsletter updates the judicial veto bill, “Proos criminal justice package”, and legislation designed to amend the Public Health Code. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.   Email this page

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CAPPS releases statewide poll; strong public support for reform
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CAPPS releases statewide poll; strong public support for reform

New Statewide Poll Shows Broad, Bipartisan Support for Smarter Justice; public overwhelmingly supports presumptive parole, other reforms OCTOBER 1 – Today the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) released a new poll showing broad, bipartisan support for corrections reform measures currently moving through the Michigan House of Representatives. “This poll shows Michiganders strongly agree […]

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CAPPS UPDATE – Summer/Fall 2015
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CAPPS UPDATE – Summer/Fall 2015

CAPPS’s latest newsletter is available for reading or download: CAPPS UPDATE Summer/Fall 2015 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: CAPPS REPORT  | PRESUMPTIVE PAROLE REFORM | FELONY FIREARM REFORM | LEVINE APPOINTED TO  CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY COMMISSION | CAPPS IN THE NEWS | CAPPS OUTREACH/THANKS | CAPPS LEGISLATIVE DAY   Email this page

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June 2015 CAPPS report: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal
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June 2015 CAPPS report: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal

New CAPPS report lays out roadmap to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population On June 11,  CAPPS  announced the release of a new report titled: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal. This report examines the key factors that led to a striking increase in Michigan’s prison population over the last three decades, and recommends a […]

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CAPPS/Mackinac Center: Michigan’s parole policies waste money, need reform
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CAPPS/Mackinac Center: Michigan’s parole policies waste money, need reform

CAPPS/Mackinac Center OP ED: Michigan’s parole policies waste money, need reform Barbara Levine and Michael LaFaive 5:18 p.m. EST December 13, 2014, Detroit Free Press (Photo: 2009 photo by ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press) Michigan spends nearly 20% of its general-fund dollars locking people up. A portion of that money could be better spent elsewhere, such as on […]

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New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?
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New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?

Click here to download pdf of the full report: CAPPS – Paroling people who committed serious crimes, 11-23-14 We can safely parole hundreds of people who committed very serious crimes. CAPPS’s new report, using Michigan Department of Corrections data on returns to prison for new crimes, echoes decades of research in Michigan and other jurisdictions that finds […]

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Read the 2014 CAPPS UPDATE for October and November!
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Read the 2014 CAPPS UPDATE for October and November!

  Click here to read the entire newsletter: CAPPS Oct_Nov 2014 update Read the entire CAPPS UPDATE by clicking here: CAPPS Oct_Nov 2014. Email this page

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For the latest news: CAPPS UPDATE for August/September 2014
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For the latest news: CAPPS UPDATE for August/September 2014

Click title below to read or download the latest news from CAPPS: CAPPS UPDATE August September 2014  Please be patient – the document may take a few minutes to download. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact Dena at capps@capps-mi.org. P 2 | A CALL TO ACTION! P 5 | MEDIA OUTREACH […]

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CAPPS responds to Council of State Governments report, policy options; lists principles for sentencing
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CAPPS responds to Council of State Governments report, policy options; lists principles for sentencing

In May, the Council of State Governments Justice Center provided its report to the Michigan Law Revision Commission. The CSG report provides the Commission with ” . . . areas for policy development, including opportunities to improve the state’s sentencing system to achieve more consistency and predictability in sentencing outcomes, stabilize and lower costs for the […]

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Lansing State Journal Greater Lansing Outlook section asks leaders:  Can Michigan unlock a door to criminal justice reforms?
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Lansing State Journal Greater Lansing Outlook section asks leaders: Can Michigan unlock a door to criminal justice reforms?

June 27, 2014   |  Lansing State Journal Note: CAPPS op ed, below Because “Michigan’s criminal justice system continues to strain the state’s budget and its spending on corrections is higher than many other states,” The June 27, 2014  Greater Lansing Outlook section of the Lansing State Journal looked at “research into sentencing guidelines and other practices […]

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