Jails

Implementation of Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration recommendations

In January 2020, the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration issued a list of 18 legislative action items that — if enacted — could revolutionize Michigan’s county jails and the lives of the people who come into contact with them. The first wave of legislation to implement those recommendations was released in June 2020. This first [...]

Safe & Just Michigan Spring 2020 edition – newsletter released

The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities, and new SJM staff members. Download>> SJM Newsletter Spring 2020 Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration’s 18 Legislative Recommendations

In January 2020, the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration issued a list of 18 legislative action items that — if enacted — could revolutionize Michigan’s county jails and the lives of the people who come into contact with them. The task force drafted their recommendations after holding six meetings across Michigan. Testimony was gathered from [...]

Fact Sheet: Get to know Safe & Just Michigan

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Safe & Just Michigan releases October 2018 e-newsletter

Click on the link below to read our October 31, 2018 e-newsletter. Download: Safe & Just Michigan October 2018 e-newsletter Stay connected with Safe & Just Michigan for the latest information on local, state, and national community safety and justice solutions. Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter HERE.

Safe & Just Michigan releases September 2018 e-newsletter

Click on the link below to read our September 27, 2018 e-newsletter. Download: Safe and Just Michigan September 2018 e-newsletter Stay connected with Safe & Just Michigan for the latest information on local, state, and national community safety and justice solutions. Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter HERE.

Jeff Gerritt: When jails must be mental clinics

Mentally ill | May 6, 2012 By Jeff Gerritt, Detroit Free Press An excerpt from the series by Gerritt on mental health and the criminal justice system: “Mental illness has become a criminal offense in Michigan. No statute, of course, outlaws mental illness -- anymore than it does big feet or green eyes. But as [...]