In January 2018, nearly 99,000 Michigan residents were under the supervision of the Department of Corrections including people on probation and parole. At any point in time, the state incarcerates approximately 40,000 people in its 31 prisons, of which 95 percent will eventually return home, and another 14,000 more in its county jails. While much lower than recent years, these numbers have risen 450 percent since 1973. As a result, over four million Michiganders now have some type of criminal record. In addition, over 10,000 Michigan youth are arrested each year; 90 percent for non-violent offenses. The outcomes for justice impacted youth and adults are critical to the health and safety of our communities.
Michigan Safety & Justice Roundtable | 2019