‘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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  • on March 17, 2011 -

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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  • on January 1, 2011 -

5 principles for cutting corrections costs

CAPPS | 2011 CAPPS’s five principles for cutting corrections costs provide sensible guidelines for today’s debates. Click here to read the full report. Email this page

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Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy? A study of prisoner release and recidivism in Michigan
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Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy? A study of prisoner release and recidivism in Michigan

An analysis of 76,721 cases of Michigan prisoners sentenced to indeterminate terms after 1981 and released for the first time from 1986 through 1999. The results show that continuing to incarcerate people who have served their minimum sentences for an additional year or two doesn’t significantly improve public safety.  Examining re-offense rates by offense type […]

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  • on March 30, 2009 -

Justice reinvestment in Michigan: Analysis of crime, community corrections and sentencing policies

This report and the policy brief below were developed by the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments (CSG) in response to a request by Governor Granholm and the legislature for technical assistance to address the high rates of crime and victimization in Michigan and to reduce spending on corrections. Click here to download […]

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  • on March 28, 2009 -

CAPPS critiques CSG report: Policy options to deter crime, lower recidivism, and reduce spending on corrections

In 2009, the Council of State Governments’s (CSG) Justice Policy Center provided a range of policy options for Michigan policymakers.CAPPS opposed many of these recommendations. You will find our critique of the Council of State Governments’s report in the materials and testimony below.  For the CSG recommendations: Click here to download the PDF. For CAPPS’s analysis […]

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  • on November 1, 2003 -

The high cost of denying parole: An analysis of prisoners eligible for release

The numbers have changed, but this report’s main points and conclusions are, sadly, still applicable a decade later. From the Executive summary: In 1992, Michigan changed from a parole board whose members were corrections professionals to one comprised of political appointees. The current board has adopted numerous policies and practices that lengthen the time prisoners […]

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  • on June 30, 2003 -

A blueprint for cost-effective criminal justice in Michigan

By the Prisons and Corrections Section, State Bar of Michigan A series of recommendations, many of which are still relevant today. Click here to read the rest of the report. Email this page

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1997 MDOC report “Five Years After” shows impact of 1992 draconian parole policy changes
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1997 MDOC report “Five Years After” shows impact of 1992 draconian parole policy changes

The report, Five Years After: An Analysis of the Michigan Parole Board since 1992, was published in 1997 by the  Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) to document how the 1992 overhaul of the Parole Board and its parole review process increased the time prisoners were kept behind bars during that five-year period. Ken McGinnis, then the MDOC […]

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