Applying a Justice Reinvestment Approach to Improve Michigan’s Sentencing System

“Applying a Justice Reinvestment Approach to Improve Michigan’s Sentencing System” summarizes analyses using a justice reinvestment approach of Michigan’s felony sentencing system for its impacts on public safety, recidivism trends, and state and local spending. The report outlines areas for policy development, including opportunities to improve the state’s sentencing system to achieve more consistency and predictability in sentencing outcomes, stabilize and lower costs for the state and counties, and direct resources to reduce recidivism and improve public safety.

May 2014 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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