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CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Contact: Joshua Pugh, josh@grassrootsmidwest.com, 517-575-7180 CAPPS Reacts to House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report LANSING - Today Speaker Leonard, with House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force members, announced a renewed focus on fixing the state’s mental health system. The bipartisan Task Force released a report containing 42 [...]

First national report on crime survivors’ views on safety and justice

CAPPS works closely with the California-based Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), which is organizing crime survivors in support of new safety priorities. ASJ is a national organization that partners with state-based organizations like CAPPS to help advance state reform. ASJ conducted an in depth survey on the views of crime survivors called Crime Survivors Speak. It is the [...]

CAPPS releases statewide poll; strong public support for reform

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 [...]

ACLU’s overview of state legislative efforts to reduce prison populations

On April 29, 2013, Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the ACLU's Center for Justice, circulated this overview of  legislative initiatives and news from across the U.S.: Highlights from the national campaign to end over-incarceration State Legislative Highlights: A number of states have either passed laws or are advancing bills that could reduce state correctional populations. Below are [...]

Principles of effective state sentencing and corrections policy: A report of the NCSL Sentencing and Corrections Work Group

Report | Sentencing | Parole process | August 2011 By the National Conference of State Legislatures Sentencing policies provide the means to hold offenders accountable and reduce the likelihood that they will commit new crimes. Protecting the public is the key objective of sentencing actions, and state laws provide guidance on which offenders should receive [...]