Michigan prison system: Basic facts
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Michigan prison system: Basic facts

This document provides an overview of Michigan’s prison system, including data about: population growth, the number of prisoners in 2012, incarceration rate, corrections spending, prisoner demographics and parole rates. In 30 years, Michigan’s prison population grew at 29 times the rate of its total population. Click here to read more: Basic facts Email this page

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Michigan’s sentencing and parole system
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Michigan’s sentencing and parole system

This is a must-read overview of the Michigan system, including sentencing guidelines and parole practices. Read this first to better understand the issues. Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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Read NYT: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men
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Read NYT: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men

New York Times | 1.5 Million Missing Black Men APRIL 20, 2015 By JUSTIN WOLFERS, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY For every 100 black women not in jail, there are only 83 black men. The remaining men – 1.5 million of them – are, in a sense, missing. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 […]

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NYTimes: Nursing Homes Behind Bars
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NYTimes: Nursing Homes Behind Bars

New York Times Editorial, September 28, 2014 Click here to read the full editorial. Thanks largely to harsh and rigid sentencing laws, aging inmates — defined as starting anywhere from 50 to 65, depending on the state — make up the largest and fastest-growing segment of the American prison population. Between 1995 and 2010, the […]

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Michigan Radio: “Michigan’s corrections budget is at an all-time high”
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Michigan Radio: “Michigan’s corrections budget is at an all-time high”

August 6th, 2014 Click Here To Listen to the Full Story  In 1980, Michigan’s corrections budget was 3% of the state’s general fund. Now it is 20% of the general fund. What caused this increase? Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, joined Stateside to answer this question. He […]

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Washington Post: Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system
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Washington Post: Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system

“The position of most black men, relative to white men, is no better than how things stood after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1965. That’s the sobering conclusion of a new paper out from University of Chicago economists Derek Neal and Armin Rick, who find that the considerable economic progress among black men between 1940 […]

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CAPPS presentation: Safely reducing corrections spending – Key concepts and major myths
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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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Quotes about Michigan’s prison growth

A few illuminating comments spanning a quarter century of expansion. Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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Prison expansion in Michigan: A brief history
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Prison expansion in Michigan: A brief history

Facts | History | Corrections spending | Prisons How did we get where we are today, with nearly 44,000 prisoners and a corrections budget that hovers close to $2 billion? This fascinating history chronicles the politics, practices and policies behind Michigan’s prison build-up.  Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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Community-based sanctions
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Community-based sanctions

Facts | Alternatives to incarceration | Sentencing An overview of the types and effectiveness of alternatives to incarceration. Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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Glossary of corrections terms
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Glossary of corrections terms

This document provides descriptions of the most frequently-used terms and concepts related to corrections. Click here to download the PDF. Email this page

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