Barbara Levine, the founder of CAPPS, is a featured author in the Michigan Bar Journal September 2017 issue. Levine’s article, Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough, outlines policies the legislature could adopt to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population. A more detailed examination can be found in CAPPS 2015 report, 10,000 Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal.
The article examines the following questions: What is the relationship between the size of the prison population and public safety? What causes the Michigan population to rise and decline? Who is in our prisons and for what offenses? What strategies could be used to reduce the population further?
Read the full report, Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough, HERE.