In 2009, the Council of State Governments’s (CSG) Justice Policy Center provided a range of policy options for Michigan policymakers. CAPPS opposed many of these recommendations. You will find our critique of the Council of State Governments’s report in the materials and testimony below. 

Read>> Policy options to deter crime, lower recidivism, and reduce spending on corrections

For CAPPS’s analysis of the CSG recommendations:

Read>> CAPPS’s response to CSG Michigan proposal

For Barbara Levine’s testimony opposing the CSG recommendations:

Read>> SB 827 written testimony

This Justice Center report tracks the findings outlined in its companion report.

Read>> Michigan, an Analyses of Crime, Community Corrections, and Sentencing Policies