CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report
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CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Contact: Joshua Pugh, josh@grassrootsmidwest.com, 517-575-7180 CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report LANSING – Today Speaker Leonard, with House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force members, announced a renewed focus on fixing the state’s mental health system. The bipartisan Task Force released a report containing 42 […]

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Bill allows for parole of the medically frail
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  • on January 12, 2018 -

Bill allows for parole of the medically frail

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) estimates that as many as 850 people under their supervision are medically frail. Medically frail people are unable to perform basic tasks of daily living without assistance and are often unable to get dressed, use the bathroom, or eat on their own. These people are so frail that they […]

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Michigan Capitol Confidential: CAPPS discusses jail housing fees in Michigan
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  • on January 9, 2018 -

Michigan Capitol Confidential: CAPPS discusses jail housing fees in Michigan

Michigan Capitol Confidential interviewed John Cooper, CAPPS policy director, about jail housing fees in Michigan. The fees can affect a successful return to the community. Cooper said: “The jail housing fees imposed by many counties in Michigan are a significant additional barrier to success after incarceration. The people impacted by these fees are disproportionately poor to begin […]

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CAPPS UPDATE – December 2017 newsletter released!
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CAPPS UPDATE – December 2017 newsletter released!

Download the most recent CAPPS Update December 2017 newsletter. The newsletter reports on the House of Representatives C.A.R.E.S. Task Force hearings, hosted July through September 2017, on how to improve mental health services in Michigan. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

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