This report and the policy brief below were developed by the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments (CSG) in response to a request by Governor Granholm and the legislature for technical assistance to address the high rates of crime and victimization in Michigan and to reduce spending on corrections.

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See also: the Council of State Government’s 2009/10 policy analyses and recommendations in its report “Policy options to deter crime, lower recidivism and lower spending on corrections.”

CAPPS opposed many of those recommendations.