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Petitioning State Senator Patrick Colbeck and 7 others

REDUCE INMATES TIME THAT DO NOT HAVE A NON-VIOLENT OR NON SEXUAL CRIME.

MICHIGAN HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATES LOUISANNA IS FIRST BUT OUR MICHIGAN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS RIDICULIOUS I DONT UNDERSTAND MOST OF THE INMATES ARE INNOCENT IM JUST HELPING OUT PEOPLE THAT CANT HELP THEMSELVES AND DONT HAVE ANYBODY TO STAND FOR THEM PLEASE SIGN..

Overview of Michigan's Correctional System

At-A-Glance

= Michigan
= National Average


Crime Rate

Incarceration Rate

Probationers

Parolees

Taxpayer Cost
The Jail System Throughout Michigan's 83 counties there are 93 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 18,378 inmates. The Department of Corrections inspects jails and enforces standards compliance. The Prison System The Department of Corrections manages 49,546 inmates in 42 facilities. The agency has 17,381 employees. The Community Corrections System In 2008, 175,591 adults were on probation and 22,523 adults on parole. Felony cases are supervised by the DOC's Field Operations Administration. The DOC also administers the Community Corrections Act.

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parole | Taxpayer Cost | 2008 Crime Rate for Michigan The crime rate in Michigan is about 6% lower than the national average rate. Property crimes account for around 85.4% of the crime rate in Michigan which is 9% lower than the national rate. The remaining 13.7% are violent crimes and are about 9% higher than other states. The following graph shows how Michigan compared to the rest of the states. State Crime Rates (Per 100,000 People) (Place your mouse over a bar for details, or click on a bar to view that state's profile.)   Michigan National Avg. Crime Rates (2008) 3,437 3,668 Violent Crimes 502 455 Property Crimes 2,935 3,213

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parole | Taxpayer Cost | 2009 Incarceration Information Michigan has a rate 5% higher than than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000. Incarceration Rate (Per 100,000) (Place your mouse over a bar for details, or click on a bar to view that state's profile.)   Michigan National Avg. Incarceration Rate (2009) 473 447

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parole | Taxpayer Cost | 2008 Probationers Michigan has a rate 19% higher than than the national average number of probationers per 100,000 people. Probationers (Per 100,000) (Place your mouse over a bar for details, or click on a bar to view that state's profile.)   Michigan National Avg. Probationer Rate (2008) 2,304 1,863

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parole | Taxpayer Cost | 2008 Parolees Michigan has a rate 6% lower than than the national average number of parolees per 100,000 people. Parolees (Per 100,000) (Place your mouse over a bar for details, or click on a bar to view that state's profile.)   Michigan National Avg. Parolee Rate (2008) 296 315

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parole | Taxpayer Cost | 2008 Taxpayer Cost Taxpayers paid 15% higher than the other states per inmate in 2008. Annual Cost Per Inmate (Place your mouse over a bar for details, or click on a bar to view that state's profile.)   Michigan National Avg. Cost Per Inmate (2008) $34,025 $28,771

 

Top | Crime | Incarceration | Probation | Parol | Taxpayer Cost | Data Sources:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • American Jail Assoc.
  • American Correctional Assoc.
  • State Government Websites
Letter to
State Senator Patrick Colbeck
Governor Rick Snyder
U.S. House of Representatives
and 5 others
U.S. Senate
Michigan State House
Michigan State Senate
President of the United States
Michigan Governor
HI MY NAME IS RYANNA HARDMAN AND IM WRITIING TO REDUCE INMATES TIME THAT DONT HAVE VIOLENT OR SEXUAL CRIMES PLEASE HEAR ME OUT MANY OF OUR AMERICANS ARE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED FOR CRIMES THEY DIDNT COMMIT BUT WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME...AND THEY DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE IN SOCIETY.HELP REHABLILITATION SERVICE FOR THOSES WHO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE IN THE WORLD..PLEASE HEAR ME OUT THANK YOU

YOURS TRULY,
RYANNA HARDMAN