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Governor of Michigan Addresses High Rate of Incarceration September 10, 2007

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

I found it very interesting this morning that Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan, was on the Morning Call show on CNBC and mentioned that Michigan lawmakers enacted tougher laws that have escalated the incarceration rate of her state much higher than the national average. The program was specifically addressing the current economy of local areas.

The Michigan Governor went on to say that she is looking into initiating changes in the laws to bring down the incarceration rate and thereby reducing the strain on the budget from the prison system.

Good news that at least one Governor is starting to wise up and take corrective steps to stop the growing prison over-population. Getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences would be the best solution.

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