Families United to Decarcerate Michigan

Families United to Decarcerate Michigan is a group of citizens and organizations bringing awareness to the issues of over-incarceration in our state. We want to engage the citizens of Michigan to ask for improvements and reinvention of the criminal justice and corrections system so that our tax dollars will be better used and a more humane approach implemented.

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The Exorbitant Price of Michigan Prisons

Sep 18, 2013 | by admin

It costs $5 million PER DAY to run Michigan’s prison system.

The Detroit News published a piece announcing the efforts of the nonpartisan Council of State Governments which seeks alternatives to the costly, bloated, inefficient and unfair prison policies that devour two billion dollars in Michigan every year. The article reads, “Michigan’s incarceration rate is 31 percent higher than the Midwest average.” Not exactly how we want to lead the region.

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