‘Special Prisoner Populations’ Category

 

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At America’ s Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly

Aging prisoners | June 2012 An ACLU report that highlights the problem of aging prisoners. CAPPS is actively working to address the problem of aging prisoners, especially individuals serving life terms. Click here to read this important report: “The United States keeps elderly men and women locked up despite an abundance of evidence demonstrating that recidivism drops […]

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  • on May 6, 2012 -

Jeff Gerritt: When jails must be mental clinics

Mentally ill | May 6, 2012 By Jeff Gerritt, Detroit Free Press An excerpt from the series by Gerritt on mental health and the criminal justice system: “Mental illness has become a criminal offense in Michigan. No statute, of course, outlaws mental illness — anymore than it does big feet or green eyes. But as […]

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  • on January 1, 2012 -

Second Chances: Juveniles serving life without parole in Michigan’s prisons

Juveniles | 2012 by Deborah LaBelle, Director, Juvenile Life Without Parole Initiative, Anna Phillips, Research Coordinator and Laural Horton, Research Assistant An excerpt from the report: “Despite a global consensus that children cannot be held to the same standards of responsibility as adults, in the last twenty years the trend in the United States has been […]

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  • on August 1, 2011 -

Parole and probation conditions as a barrier to reentry

Sex offenders | August 2011   A PowerPoint presentation by Miriam Aukerman, West Michigan Regional Staff Attorney, ACLU, prepared for the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Click here to read the full report. Also: Order of probation Parole conditions Email this page

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  • on August 1, 2011 -

Monitoring sex offenders: What do we do and how well does it work? 

Sex offenders | August 2011 A PowerPoint presentation by Jill Levenson, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor Psychology & Human Services, Lynn University, prepared for the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Click here to read the full report. Email this page

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  • on January 1, 2011 -

A quick guide to the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, registration offenses and violations/penalties

Sex offenders | 2011   By Shelli Weisberg, Legislative Liaison, ACLU An indispensable reference to the law. Click here to read the full report. Additional resources: CHANGES TO MICHIGAN’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY 2011 PA 17-19 Effective July 1, 2011 Email this page

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  • on June 23, 2010 -

CAPPS testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on bills to reform juvenile life without parole

Juveniles | June 23, 2010  By Barbara Levine, Executive Director, Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending Excerpt from the testimony on House Bills 4518, 4594, 4595 and 4596, introduced in 2009 to address juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) reforms: “CAPPS strongly supports the elimination of life without parole sentences for any teenager. However, we […]

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  • on March 1, 2010 -

Michigan Incident Crime Reports, 2010, CSC 1st Degree and 3rd Degree

Sex offenders | 2010  You may be surprised at who is in the most danger of being the victim of a sex offense. Click here to read the full report. Email this page

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  • on September 30, 2006 -

CAPPS urges community oversight for very ill, elderly

Issue background  |  CAPPS While the numbers have changed from those published in this 2006 CAPPS Consensus article six years ago, the issue is still one that needs to be addressed. Recent press reports about the prison medical care system not only highlight the poor treatment seriously ill people receive, they raise questions about why we […]

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  • on January 1, 2006 -

Juvenile life without parole

Juveniles | 2006 Position statement of the Prisons and Corrections Section of the State Bar of Michigan Click here to read the full report. Email this page

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