This event was held on March 5, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Five years ago, Michigan's corrections crisis became a major public policy issue. The prison population was growing rapidly, as were the costs to taxpayers. Thousands of prisoners were returning to their communities on parole after completing their sentences - with unacceptable and sometimes dangerous results: nearly half were back in prison within two years. Today, the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative is transforming corrections practices and policies. Join us to learn more about this important topic for community discussion and involvement. A panel of returning citizens will speak about their experiences transitioning back into the community alongside MPRI professionals who will discuss the initiative and its many benefits. Among the panelists for this evening presentation will be Mary King, MPRI Community Coordinator for Washtenaw County.