Ep. 11 - Reducing Costs in Criminal Justice

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Jun 12 2019
Links Michigan spending one-fifth of its general fund budget on prisoners (USA Today) It cost the state — and by extension, taxpayers — an average of $36,106 to incarcerate a single person in Michigan in 2017. You can buy a new Ford Explorer for that, according to Kelley Blue Book. At that rate, a single prisoner sentenced to 30 or more years would cost Michigan taxpayers more than $1 million to incarcerate. Budget Briefing: Corrections (pdf) (Michigan House of Representatives) FY 2018-19 MDOC Budget $2,019,056,200 – Total spending authority from all revenue sources “Fix the damn roads” - Gretchen Whitmer The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Wikipedia)