‘Share with prisoners’ Category

A note to family and friends of prisoners from CAPPS
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  • on April 25, 2013 -

A note to family and friends of prisoners from CAPPS

Dear Friends, CAPPS will be posting information under this Action menu item “Share with prisoners.” You will be able to download documents onto your computer and/or print them. You can then mail or email it to your friend or family member in prison or share the information with others. We  hope you will help us […]

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LSJ report on failure to commute elderly, ill prisoners underlines the need for medical paroles
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  • on April 29, 2013 -

LSJ report on failure to commute elderly, ill prisoners underlines the need for medical paroles

Read this compelling story of a nonviolent prisoner who was turned down for a commutation that would have allowed him to die at home. Thomas Whiteaker’s cancer is terminal and family members say he likely has fewer than two years to live, even with chemotherapy. “He should have the dignity to die with his family holding […]

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Require the parole board to release people when they first become eligible – new fact sheets!
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  • on January 1, 2013 -

Require the parole board to release people when they first become eligible – new fact sheets!

For nearly two decades, much of the growth in Michigan’s prison system was caused by a decline in parole grant rates.  Thousands of prisoners with good institutional records who had served their minimum sentences were denied release annually.   The size, and thus the cost, of the prison system depend on how many people enter […]

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