Bridge Magazine: News and Analysis from The Center for Michigan, June 7, 2012

By Derek Merlot

Michigan almost doubled the average time behind bars for its prisoners between 1990 and 2009, says a new study by the Pew Center on the States released Wednesday. While the trend mirrored a national one, Michigan’s practices on longer incarceration for all types of crimes was particularly notable, and expensive, the report’s authors stated.

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