‘Corrections Spending’ Category

Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices: Examining the consequences
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Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices: Examining the consequences

TO READ THE FULL REPORT: Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices Appendix-Correction budget reflects major policy choices Executive Summary The Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending (CAPPS) has released Corrections spending reflects major policy choices: Examining the consequences, a white paper examining proposed Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budgets. The paper examines the […]

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Michigan lifers by the numbers
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Michigan lifers by the numbers

This chart explains who is serving life in prison, for how long and the number of paroles for eligible lifers that were vetoed by judges. Lifers by the Numbers 5-12-13 Email this page

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Consensus: Length of stay drives prison costs

Pew report shows Michigan far above national average CAPPS Consensus Fall 2012 A June 2012 analysis by the Pew Center on the States showed that Michigan leads the country in the average amount of time its prisoners serve. The report, Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms (June 2012), examined the […]

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Four research reports address Michigan prisoners’ length of stay

Michigan’s extraordinarily long average prison length of stay is a key factor driving corrections costs. CAPPS summary of four research reports on average prison length of stay, including its own, shows the policies driving up length of stay and the consequences for corrections spending. Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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Guest column: Michigan prison costs far exceed benchmarks

By Laura Sager, Associate Director, Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending Bridge Magazine: News and Analysis from The Center for Michigan, June 14, 2012 Michigan taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars more on prisons than public safety requires. How? By keeping people locked up far longer than we used to, than other states […]

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Pew study says Michigan spends cash it doesn’t have to on prisons
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Pew study says Michigan spends cash it doesn’t have to on prisons

Bridge Magazine: News and Analysis from The Center for Michigan, June 7, 2012 By Derek Merlot Michigan almost doubled the average time behind bars for its prisoners between 1990 and 2009, says a new study by the Pew Center on the States released Wednesday. While the trend mirrored a national one, Michigan’s practices on longer […]

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Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms
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Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms

Pew Center on the States report: In a June 2012 study, the Pew Center on the States reviewed people released from prison in 35 states from 1990-2009. Michigan had the longest average length of prison stay of all 35 states studied. The study found that Michigan’s extraordinarily long average prison length of stay hits taxpayers […]

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  • on April 30, 2012 -

Budget proposals avoid only solution to corrections spending

CAPPS Consensus, Spring 2012 The FY 2013 budgets proposed for the MDOC by the Executive, the Senate and the House, although different in significant ways, are all efforts to address the question: Why, with fewer facilities and nearly 8,000 fewer prisoners, do we still have a budget of $2 billion? It is not that reducing […]

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  • on March 17, 2012 -

Strategies for safely reducing the prisoner population

This 2011 presentation by Barbara Levine is as relevant today as it was in 2011: Barbara Levine, Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending Presentation to: Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget A Symposium for Policymakers and Stakeholders, March 17, 2011 When the prison population has been reduced by 7,500 and the […]

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Increased prisoner telephone rates: a summary of the issues

CAPPS Analysis | June 2011   CAPPS and MICURE examined a telephone contract that nearly doubled prisoner telephone rates. Prisoner contact with family and friends is essential to successful reintegration and thus, a smaller prison population.  However, a contract with a new telephone vendor nearly doubled the phone rates.  CAPPS and MI-CURE analyzed the bidding […]

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Finding the path to a $1.5 billion corrections budget

A Symposium for Policymakers and Stakeholders, March 17, 2011 On March 17, 2011, the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS), the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and the Center for Michigan co-sponsored a public policy symposium entitled “Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget”. The Michigan Department of Corrections appropriation is […]

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