Safe & Just Michigan's report, “The Problems of Mandatory Sentencing: The troubling legacy of Michigan’s felony firearm law,” supports the passage of House Bills 5993-5994, which would end the mandatory two-year sentence for a first offense felony firearm conviction, and urges further action to roll back mandatory sentencing. Key findings from the report include: Black [...]
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The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is national partner for CAPPS in the fight for new safety priorities. Since 1985, state spending on prisons has grown seven times faster than spending on higher education. ASJ premiered “What You Invest in Grows,” to highlight our misplaced spending priorities and re imagine how we could invest the [...]
MDOC Budget Highlights FY 2017 The FY 2016-17 MDOC budget of $2,002,729,000 was adopted by the legislative conference committee on June 1, 2016. Several aspects are of particular interest to members and supporters: The prisoner population has declined to 42,416. As a result, the MDOC has closed housing units at various facilities. Effective at the [...]
New Statewide Poll Shows Broad, Bipartisan Support for Smarter Justice; public overwhelmingly supports presumptive parole, other reforms OCTOBER 1 - Today the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) released a new poll showing broad, bipartisan support for corrections reform measures currently moving through the Michigan House of Representatives. “This poll shows Michiganders strongly agree [...]
On June 10, the Detroit News published an editorial about CAPPS report, "10,000 Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal" Nonprofit's reform recommendations complement Snyder initiative and would cut inmate population by 25 percent, saving $250 million The Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending is releasing a comprehensive report today with the ambitious but [...]
Off the Charts Blog | The Rise in State Prison Populations Posted by Michael Mitchell December 3, 2014 at 10:01 am Most states’ prison populations are at historic highs after decades of extraordinary growth. This growth has been costly, limiting economic opportunity for communities with especially high incarceration rates and taking critical resources from other important [...]