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      March 17, 2011

      Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget

      Finding the Path to a
      $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget

      A Symposium for Policymakers and Stakeholders

      On March 17, 2011, the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) the Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC) and the Center for Michigan co-sponsored a public policy symposium entitled “Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget”. The Michigan Department of Corrections appropriation is currently $2 billion. It consumes nearly 25 percent of the overall General Fund budget. The purpose of the symposium was to present attendees with a wealth of unbiased, non-partisan and factual information about how the MDOC appropriation is allocated, how it affects the overall state budget and what options exist for reducing it. The information was intended to serve as a foundation for forthcoming policy and budget discussions.

      The symposium, held at the Lansing Center, included presentations from the co-sponsoring organizations, budget experts, the business community and stakeholder groups. It was by invitation-only and did not include media. The following is the program with links to the materials provided.

       

      Sponsoring Organizations

           Brief Descriptions

       

      Welcome/Why We Are Here – John Bebow, The Center for Michigan

           Memo to Governor-Elect Snyder’s Transition Team from Corrections Reform Coalition

           Center for Michigan Special Report: Why Michigan prison costs keep growing

           Center for Michigan Special Report: Learning from prison cuts in other states

       

      Corrections Spending in Context: Historical and Comparative Trends – Jeff Guilfoyle, Citizens Research Council of Michigan

           Slide Presentation

      CRC Report 350 — Growth in Michigan’s Corrections System: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

       

      Deconstructing the MDOC Budget – Bob Schneider, House Fiscal Agency

           Slide Presentation

       

      Personnel Matters: Where the Big Money Is – Craig Thiel, Citizens Research Council of Michigan

           Slide Presentation

       

      Strategies for Safely Reducing the Prisoner Population – Barbara Levine, CAPPS

           Strategies for Safely Reducing the Prisoner Population

           CAPPS Report: Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy?

       

      The Role of Prisoner Re-Entry – Phillip Weaver, Hope Network

           Slide Presentation

       

      Operating Efficiencies: Issues and Caveats – Natalie Holbrook, American Friends Service Committee’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program and Ron Crabtree, MetaOps, Inc.

           Holbrook: Operating Efficiencies: Potential Savings

           Crabtree: Operational Excellence Overview

       

       

      President

      About The Author

      Eric Lupher

      President

      Eric has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He has been with the Citizens Research Council since 1987, the first two years as a Lent Upson-Loren Miller Fellow, and since then as a Research Associate and, later, as Director of Local Affairs. Eric has researched such issues as state taxes, state revenue sharing, highway funding, unemployment insurance, economic development incentives, and stadium funding. His recent work focused on local government matters, including intergovernmental cooperation, governance issues, and municipal finance. Eric is a past president of the Governmental Research Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), an advisory body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing the user community on behalf of the Governmental Research Association.

      Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget

      Finding the Path to a
      $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget

      A Symposium for Policymakers and Stakeholders

      On March 17, 2011, the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS) the Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC) and the Center for Michigan co-sponsored a public policy symposium entitled “Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget”. The Michigan Department of Corrections appropriation is currently $2 billion. It consumes nearly 25 percent of the overall General Fund budget. The purpose of the symposium was to present attendees with a wealth of unbiased, non-partisan and factual information about how the MDOC appropriation is allocated, how it affects the overall state budget and what options exist for reducing it. The information was intended to serve as a foundation for forthcoming policy and budget discussions.

      The symposium, held at the Lansing Center, included presentations from the co-sponsoring organizations, budget experts, the business community and stakeholder groups. It was by invitation-only and did not include media. The following is the program with links to the materials provided.

       

      Sponsoring Organizations

           Brief Descriptions

       

      Welcome/Why We Are Here – John Bebow, The Center for Michigan

           Memo to Governor-Elect Snyder’s Transition Team from Corrections Reform Coalition

           Center for Michigan Special Report: Why Michigan prison costs keep growing

           Center for Michigan Special Report: Learning from prison cuts in other states

       

      Corrections Spending in Context: Historical and Comparative Trends – Jeff Guilfoyle, Citizens Research Council of Michigan

           Slide Presentation

      CRC Report 350 — Growth in Michigan’s Corrections System: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

       

      Deconstructing the MDOC Budget – Bob Schneider, House Fiscal Agency

           Slide Presentation

       

      Personnel Matters: Where the Big Money Is – Craig Thiel, Citizens Research Council of Michigan

           Slide Presentation

       

      Strategies for Safely Reducing the Prisoner Population – Barbara Levine, CAPPS

           Strategies for Safely Reducing the Prisoner Population

           CAPPS Report: Denying parole at first eligibility: How much public safety does it actually buy?

       

      The Role of Prisoner Re-Entry – Phillip Weaver, Hope Network

           Slide Presentation

       

      Operating Efficiencies: Issues and Caveats – Natalie Holbrook, American Friends Service Committee’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program and Ron Crabtree, MetaOps, Inc.

           Holbrook: Operating Efficiencies: Potential Savings

           Crabtree: Operational Excellence Overview

       

       

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        President

        About The Author

        Eric Lupher

        President

        Eric has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He has been with the Citizens Research Council since 1987, the first two years as a Lent Upson-Loren Miller Fellow, and since then as a Research Associate and, later, as Director of Local Affairs. Eric has researched such issues as state taxes, state revenue sharing, highway funding, unemployment insurance, economic development incentives, and stadium funding. His recent work focused on local government matters, including intergovernmental cooperation, governance issues, and municipal finance. Eric is a past president of the Governmental Research Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), an advisory body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing the user community on behalf of the Governmental Research Association.

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