Skorup Quoted in Lansing State Journal

Report on reducing costs in Michigan's prison system

Earlier this year, the Mackinac Center published a study on Overcriminalization in Michigan with the Manhattan Institute. The report discussed ways to reduce spending on prisons and shrink the prison population without jeopardizing the health and safety of Michiganders. In June, the CAPPS Report reiterated the need for reform in Michigan, and an article discussing the issue was recently published in the Lansing State Journal.

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Mackinac Center policy analyst Jarrett Skorup commented for the story:

Jarrett Skorup, a policy analyst with the Mackinac Center, said some of the recommendations were mirrored in a report from his think tank. He agrees with Scott that prison costs can be reduced.

“We could ensure the people who are truly dangerous get locked up while also doing some reforms for nonviolent offenders,” he said.

Read the full story, published in the July 11 edition, here.

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