‘Prison Programs’ Category

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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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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Minnesota study: The effects of prison visitation on offender recidivism

By the Minnesota Department of Corrections, November 2011 The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) recently completed a study that examined the effects of prison visitation on offender recidivism. Using an average follow-up period of nearly five years, the study evaluated the relationship between prison visitation and recidivism among 16,420 offenders released from Minnesota prisons between […]

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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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Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections FY 2011 budget

By Mike Reagan, president, Association of Substance Use, Conditions, Prevention and Treatment Providers Organization (ALSAO), March 2010 From the testimony: “The tragedy is that we know how to stop spinning this costly and inhumane revolving door. It starts with acknowledging the fact that addiction is a disease for which evidence-based prevention and treatment programs exist […]

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Penny-wise and pound-foolish: Assaultive offender programming and Michigan’s prison costs

Prison programs | CAPPS Research | 2005 Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish, published jointly by CAPPS and the American Friends Service Committee, is still relevant to today’s debates on how to cut corrections costs. Assaultive and sex offenders must complete specified treatment programs before parole will be granted.  However, the MDOC routinely fails to provide timely […]

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