‘Investing in Prevention’ Category

Quotable: Michigan should be embarrassed that it spends more on prisons than public universities
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  • on February 28, 2014 -

Quotable: Michigan should be embarrassed that it spends more on prisons than public universities

Quotable: Former Ann Arbor publisher and University of Michigan regent Phil Power recently described higher education funding in Michigan in his typically direct way, noting that higher education in Michigan has withstood seven straight cuts since 2000, making “our state nearly first in the nation at cutting support for colleges. While it will certainly help […]

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Laura Sager: Use some of what we spend on Michigan prison to improve our state
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  • on October 28, 2013 -

Laura Sager: Use some of what we spend on Michigan prison to improve our state

Laura Sager, CAPPS executive director, wrote a guest Op-Ed for the Detroit Free Press that was published Sunday, Oct. 27th, 2013. In her Op-Ed, Sager argues that the state of Michigan is spending too much money keeping people locked up who are elderly, ill  and who have served far beyond their eligible parole dates. This […]

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CAPPS presentation: Safely reducing corrections spending – Key concepts and major myths
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  • on September 26, 2013 -

CAPPS presentation: Safely reducing corrections spending – Key concepts and major myths

This CAPPS presentation exposes the key myths that continue to drive our costly and ineffective approaches to public safety. Safely reducing corrections spending: Key concepts and major myths demonstrates how CAPPS’s proposed reforms could save Michigan hundreds of millions of dollars annually, which could then be reinvested in education and services proven to reduce crime. Click […]

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Cops say pre-school reduces crime
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  • on April 29, 2013 -

Cops say pre-school reduces crime

Can we talk about what really keeps us safer? A recent story in the Macomb Daily says pre-school funding is an anti-crime initiative: Law enforcement officials and educators gathered in Mount Clemens on Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to approve an additional $65 million for pre-school classes that are viewed as an anti-crime initiative. Advocates say […]

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Report: Misplaced priorities: over-incarcerate, under educate
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  • on April 25, 2013 -

Report: Misplaced priorities: over-incarcerate, under educate

According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, between FY 2001 and FY 2013 Michigan’s spending for corrections rose by 20 percent but dropped by 38 percent for higher education. Take a look at this report: Excessive Spending on Incarceration Undermines Educational Opportunity and Public Safety in Communities  NAACP | April 2011 From the report: […]

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