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 than 2007.
  • While there were more men and women who violated their parole supervision in 2016 than 2015, there were generally less new sentence returns. Which means less parolees violated their parole with a new offense.
  • In total, Field Operations supervised about 58,663 cases in 2016, which is roughly 56 more cases than 2015.
  • In another report, the average inmate is reported to cost $93 per day or $34,000 per inmate, per year. The average cost of managing an offender in the community, like probation or parole, is on average $9.48 per day or about $3,461 per offender, per year.
  • The SAI Phase I Probationer Program Performance had an 82.3% graduation rate from the Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) Program, which objectives are to end criminal behavior through character development.
  • From the 1992 to 2016, there have been 17,377 graduates from the SAI program.

View the full MDOC report here.