Bring good time back to all the prisons
  • Petitioned Michigan Department Of Corrections

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Michigan Department Of Corrections
Michigan Governor
Michigan State Senate
Michigan State House

Bring good time back to all the prisons

    1. Cindy Robinson
    2. Petition by

      Cindy Robinson

      Battle Creek, MI

It has kept a lid on populations and given inmates incentives to act right in the federal system, county jails and prisons throughout the country. It can play an important part in controlling behavior. When they took good time away from corrections people, they took away a very powerful tool. It can also control the amount of violence held inside the prison walls. Restoring good time would also reduce the state's prison population by the thousands, and bring Michigan in line with the rest of the country. Good time would enable many of them to safely go home a little sooner to support families and pay taxes, instead of costing taxpayers $35,000 a year. The good time policy would free up space in prisons and saves the state money. Benefits of appropriately tailored earned time policies can include cost savings and reduced recidivism. Even though some earned time laws offer
inmates a fairly small reduction in prison terms, those few days can add up to a significant cost savings across hundreds or thousands of inmates. Although any policy that involves shorter lengths of stay for inmates raises concerns about public safety, states with earned time provisions have seen recidivism rates either remain unchanged or actually drop. This decrease in repeat offending can be attributed partially to the benefits of prison-based programming. The reduced recidivism results in a secondary savings through averted future crime and punishment
costs. Any inmate should be elegible. Also the truth in sentencing law passed in 1998, should also be eliminated, inmates deserve a second chance too, they are still humans, stop treating them like they are not.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Charles Brunner responds:

      Charles Brunner

      Thank you for taking the time to contact me about bringing good time back to the prison system. I appreciate hearing from concerned citizens on issues that matter deeply to them.

      You make some excellent points and I will be sure to pa...


    3. Decision-maker Charles Brunner responds:

      Charles Brunner

      Thank you for taking the time to contact me about bringing good time back to the prison system. I appreciate hearing from concerned citizens on issues that matter deeply to them.

      You make some excellent points and I will be sure to pa...


    4. PRISON CODE Act 118 of 1893

      Cindy Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      This is one of the laws under the prison code that need to be changed.

    5. Jeff Gerritt: Unlock the debate on good time and other sentencing reforms

      Cindy Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      This was posted April 6, 2012...it shows persons closed mindedness about the matter. And as well as the open mind of others.

    6. Reached 500 signatures
    7. Sentencing Credits

      Cindy Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      Links and information

    8. Testimony Regarding Sentence Credits

      Cindy Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      House Judiciary Committee Info

    9. cutting prison population are important

      Cindy Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      Lets us know that government people are interested in passing the law, but still have to convince the prosecutors

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jacob Merfeld MUSKEGON, MI
      • 9 months ago

      My wife Madge a very put choice and got sesentenced to 5 yrs and 8 months in prison. She is away from it to children who need her she didn't hurt anyone and I love her and believe she deserves to come home.

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    • samantha gose MT PLEASANT, MI
      • 9 months ago

      I'm engaged to a man I have 2 children with and he is currently an inmate on a parole violation and has missed the birth of our second child and her first and almost second year of life.. he is not a violent offender and shouldn't have to serve 3 yrs 4 violations.

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    • Chelsea Tobin NEW BRTAIN, CT
      • 9 months ago

      I have a friend in prison.

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    • connie jones YPSILANTI, MI
      • 9 months ago

      friend there

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    • courtney lathan DALLAS, TX
      • 10 months ago

      I need him home.

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