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March 27, 2006

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The Michigan prison system gives prisoners the opportunity to complete their GED and get vocational training to prepare them for outside jobs. We require Sex Offender and Assaultive Offender therapy.We provide excellent health care and food service. About 8 prisons are involved in Habitat for Humanity through Prison Build and trains prisoners for outside construction jobs.

Of course the most effective way to address the prison system and its growing population is to reduce and delete the number of laws which make behavior criminal.

I would recommend the following ideas to improve upon the prison system in Michigan.

1. 24 hour transparency open to the public

2. mandatory employment interships for inmates with michigan business i.e every employer must employ inmates regardless of size of company

3. payments made to families and victims from income generated by inmates while working for michigan companies.

4. mandatory employment of ex-convicts as police officers in every city/village in state of michigan

5. every public commission in state have seat for ex-convicts

For additional information and public policy recommendations contact: [email protected]

MY DAUGHTER AT THE AGE OF 17 IS AT SCOTTS CORR. FACILITY SINCE 3-03-06 THERE IS NOT AN AREA TO PLACE HER. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS HER YOUNG AGE OR HER CHARGE OF ATTEMTPED MURDER WHICH SHE DID NOT TRY TO COMMIT.SHE WAS GETTING BEAT UP FROM A 22 YR OLD AND FELT SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO DEFEND HERSELF. FEAR FROM THE JUDGE AND A JURY TRIAL SHE TOOK A PLEA OF 8 YRS. NOW SHE WILL FINISH SCHOOL W/A GED FROM PRISON. SHE IS SCARED OF BEING PLACED WITH OLDER WOMEN WHO HAVE MURDERED AND HAVE A SENTENCE OF MIN. 8 YRS. WHERE DO YOUNG KIDS GO WHEN THEY ARE HOUSED WITH ADULTS AND HOW SAFE IS IT FOR MY YOUNG DAUGHTER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE. SHE IS A GOOD KID WHO WAS NOT THINKING ABOUT ANYTHING BUT PROTECTING HERSELF. THANK YOU

Here is a solution: Bring back good time credits to MI prisoners and eliminate TIS. Please sign the petition to get the Committee to view and hopefully pass House Bills 5129, 5130, 5131. Type or paste this link into your browser to sign the petition (please give full name when signing) Thank you:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/
Reinstate_Good_time_to_prisoners

every oen deserves a second chance.. what they really deserve is a good time credit.. the prisoners that really want to do better deserve at least this..

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