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Consultant Kathleen M. Schaefer tells why some juvenile offenders are good candidates for early release (reproduced from Hour Detroit magazine, March 2010)
The high cost of housing inmates has long been a drain on the economy. This does not include the social costs of sending a criminal to prison and just expecting them to be “reformed” without the benefit of therapeutic or educational assistance. It costs more each year to keep one individual in prison than one full year of tuition, room and board in any of our state’s 4-year public universities.
“Allow me to provide information to the Committee regarding my background. I have worked in the Michigan Corrections field since 1976 where I began my career as a Prison Counselor. In my capacity as a prison counselor, I attended numerous parole board hearings with prisoners that were assigned to me.” -Testimony of Kathleen M. Schaefer, M.A., Parole, Sentencing and Commutation Consultant.