Prison programs

Prison programs

Prison programs

The availability and quality of prison programs significantly effects average prison length of stay and the resulting corrections costs, as well as prisoners’ chances of success after release.

Assaultive and sex offenders must complete specified treatment programs before parole will be granted. However, the MDOC routinely fails to provide timely access to those programs.  As a result, people are commonly denied parole because they were unable to complete a required program, costing prisoners years of their lives and taxpayers millions of dollars. In addition, the decreasing availability of higher education, vocational training and family focused programming reduces prisoners’ ability to reintegrate into their families, communities and the job market.

CAPPS promotes cost-effective approaches to increasing peoples’ access to quality programs throughout their term of incarceration.


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