Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Pay to Stay policies

Safe & Just Michigan’s written testimony on Pay to Stay policies

On August 23, 2019 Policy Analyst Josh Hoe submitted written testimony to the Mich​igan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration​​. Safe & Just Michigan recommends two easy ways to address Pay to Stay practices. First, detain many fewer people by increasing our reliance on alternatives to incarceration and looking at incarceration as a last resort rather than the first response to crime. Second, stop charging per-diem fees for people incarcerated or detained in our county jails. This decision is appropriately handled at the state level

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