Just the facts: The “Good Time” bills are unlikely to move forward
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Just the facts: The “Good Time” bills are unlikely to move forward

Michigan has a longer length of stay for people in prison than any other state. The Pew Center on the States study found that in 2009, Michigan prisoners served nearly 17 months more than average. According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, in 2016 the average minimum sentence was 9.9 years (a figure which does […]

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We are hiring a communications specialist!
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  • on April 23, 2018 -

We are hiring a communications specialist!

About Safe & Just Michigan (formerly Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending, CAPPS) Note: The picture above is a line drawing of the CAPPS office located in Lansing, Michigan. For two decades the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) pursued evidenced-based research that played a pivotal role in the state and national […]

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Senate Judiciary hears crime victim compensation fund bill
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  • on April 18, 2018 -

Senate Judiciary hears crime victim compensation fund bill

Currently, the crime victims compensation act prohibits financial assistance to victims of crime that occur in a correctional facility. Senate Bill 845, introduced by Senator Tom Casperson (R – District 38), removes this prohibition if the prosecutor supports the claim. This bill will recognize incarcerated people and their families can also be crime victims that are worthy […]

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  • on April 12, 2018 -

Fact Sheet: Objective Parole Reform for low-risk offenders

HB 5377, Objective Parole Reform, simply defines what constitutes “substantial and compelling” reasons so that they are relevant to an incarcerated person’s current risk. This fact sheet provides a comprehensive review of what the HB 5377 will and will not accomplish. Read>> Fact Sheet: Objective Parole Reform for low-risk offenders

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