Top Figures from 2018 Women’s Prison Study

Top Figures from 2018 Women’s Prison Study

Each year, Prison Policy Initiative composes a detailed report looking at women incarcerated in the United States. The 2018 report broke down specific reasons behind incarceration, which correctional system the women are in, if they have been convicted, and how...
Questions abound over marijuana cases

Questions abound over marijuana cases

On Nov. 6, 2018, the state of Michigan joined nine other states legalizing recreational marijuana. With the passing, individuals 21 and older can purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal...
Understanding the Point System

Understanding the Point System

Parole is a privilege for prisoners who prove capable of reintegrating into society. And, the parole decision-making process centers on a prisoner’s parole guideline score indicating a prisoner’s probability of parole. A prisoner’s score gives them a high, medium or...
Making a Parole Plan

Making a Parole Plan

No matter the length of a sentence, a prisoner should develop a parole strategy immediately. An important pathway to reintegrate capable prisoners back into society, parole is a privilege that is earned or lost by a prisoner’s conduct while serving time. Today, a...
MDOC Statistics Findings

MDOC Statistics Findings

In September, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) released statistics about probation and parole supervision from 2016. Here are some of the most interesting findings. There were 8,482 less parolees supervised and 4,132 less probationers supervised in 2016...
Women’s Prison Study Blog

Women’s Prison Study Blog

This year, Prison Policy Initiative wrote a detailed report about 219,000 women incarcerated in the United States. The research breaks down women’s reason for incarceration, which correctional system women are in and if they have been convicted. Interesting findings:...