Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2021 edition – newsletter released

Safe & Just Michigan sends this quarterly newsletter to approximately 540 incarcerated readers at the Michigan Department of Corrections. The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities. Download>> FALL 2021 NEWSLETTER Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions. Note: Due to a recent Michigan Department of [...]

Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2019 edition – newsletter released

The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities. Download>> SJM Fall 2019 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

Safe & Just Michigan Spring 2019 edition – newsletter released

The newsletter reports on ‘Clean Slate', a new SJM team member and analysis of data from the Michigan Department of Corrections. It provides updates on SJM outreach and educational efforts. Download>> SJM Spring 2019 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

Fact Sheet: Get to know Safe & Just Michigan

To learn more about Safe & Just Michigan, our one-page fact sheet. Download>> Get to know Safe & Just Michigan fact sheet

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.

Michigan Bar Journal article: Too many prisoners: Undoing the legacy of getting too tough

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 [...]

A Matter of Time: Urban Institute’s new interactive website

On July 13, 2017, Urban Institute released a new study called, A Matter of Time: The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons. The project, funded by Open Society Foundations, provides state-by-state analysis of prison population demographics and length of time served. This new resource features audio recordings that highlight expertise and personal insights from [...]

June 2015 CAPPS report: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal

New CAPPS report lays out roadmap to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population On June 11,  CAPPS  announced the release of a new report titled: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal. This report examines the key factors that led to a striking increase in Michigan’s prison population over the last three decades, and recommends a [...]

Detroit Free Press: “Time for Michigan Legislature to give juvenile lifers a 2nd chance”

Former chief judges publish guest column pleading the Michigan Legislature to give juvenile lifers a 2nd chance Detroit Free Press August 7th, 2014 Detroit Free PressIn 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that giving a mandatory life without parole sentence to a teen violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual [...]

2018-04-05T16:04:56-04:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Juveniles, Lifers, Media, Other, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic, Topics|

Detroit News OP ED by former warden: Beyond the ‘possibility’ of parole

Read what one former MDOC warden has to say about parolable lifers:By Carol Howes | Detroit News | Opinion Editorial | April 1, 2014  During my more than three decades of service with the Michigan Department of Corrections, I watched as hundreds of prisoners who had committed very serious offenses in their youth matured into thoughtful and [...]

2018-04-06T13:26:55-04:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Lifers, Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic, Topics|Tags: |