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New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?
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  • on December 7, 2014 -

New CAPPS report: Paroling people who committed serious crimes: What is the actual risk?

Click here to download pdf of the full report: CAPPS – Paroling people who committed serious crimes, 11-23-14 We can safely parole hundreds of people who committed very serious crimes. CAPPS’s new report, using Michigan Department of Corrections data on returns to prison for new crimes, echoes decades of research in Michigan and other jurisdictions that finds […]

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Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices: Examining the consequences
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  • on May 15, 2014 -

Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices: Examining the consequences

TO READ THE FULL REPORT: Corrections spending proposals reflect major policy choices Appendix-Correction budget reflects major policy choices Executive Summary The Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending (CAPPS) has released Corrections spending reflects major policy choices: Examining the consequences, a white paper examining proposed Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budgets. The paper examines the […]

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CAPPS releases two reports calling for parole process reforms for parolable lifers; backed by statement signed by corrections officials
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CAPPS releases two reports calling for parole process reforms for parolable lifers; backed by statement signed by corrections officials

Click on headline below to read: Parolable Lifers in Michigan – Paying the price of unchecked discretion (includes executive summary) Michigan’s Parolable Lifers: The cost of a broken process Feb 12, 2014 CAPPS Press release  Michigan Department of Corrections Professionals Comment on Lifer Paroles * Read report summaries below: The Michigan Department of Corrections has tried to […]

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Report: Life goes on: The historic rise in life sentences in American
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Report: Life goes on: The historic rise in life sentences in American

A new report by The Sentencing Project documents the rise of life sentences in the U.S. While serious crime rates in the U.S. have been declining for the last 20 years, the number of prisoners serving life sentences has more than quadrupled since 1984.  The Sentencing Project’s new report found that over 159,000 people were […]

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OCT 26 FLINT CONFERENCE:  “Addressing the Incarceration Epidemic: Saving Lives. Money. Our Community”
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OCT 26 FLINT CONFERENCE: “Addressing the Incarceration Epidemic: Saving Lives. Money. Our Community”

  Laura Sager, CAPPS’s executive director, will join a panel of advocates at 1 pm on October 26 at this important conference exploring policies leading to Michigan’s over-reliance on incarceration. Sponsors include: Woodside Church, Motherly Intercession, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint and Greater Galilee Baptist Church: The conference is Saturday, October 26 – 8:30 a.m. […]

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  • on December 20, 2012 -

National and State Groups Urge Governor Not to Repeat Failed Prison Venture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 20, 2012 Contact: Laura Sager | Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending lmsager@gmail.com | 517-325-3904 Bob Libal | Grassroots Leadership blibal@grassrootsleadership.org | 512-971-0487 National and State Groups Urge Governor Not to Repeat Failed Prison Venture LANSING, MI – A letter signed by 16 Michigan-based and national criminal justice, civil […]

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Data analysis of parole-eligible prisoners shows increased parole denials not cost-effective

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2003 CONTACT: BARBARA LEVINE 517-482-7753 News Release Data analysis of parole-eligible prisoners shows increased parole denials not cost-effective LANSING — Thousands of prisoners in the state’s correctional system who have already served the minimum sentence required by law could safely be released now and save the state tens of millions […]

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