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AFP Encourages Lawmakers to Support Criminal Justice Reforms that Will Make Communiti

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AFP Encourages Lawmakers to Support Criminal Justice Reforms that Will Make Communiti

07.10.20 09:25 AM

Arlington, Va. –*Americans for Prosperity (AFP)*joined a broad coalition in support of criminal justice reform recommendations released earlier this year from the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. The first round of bills drawn from the Task Force recommendations will soon be up for consideration in committee in the state House. AFP encourages lawmakers to support these vital reforms. The bills that will be considered provide a critical first step to reforming Michigan’s jails in a safe, efficient, and just manner. The reforms will better prepare law enforcement to handle the full spectrum of crises they encounter daily, including those involving mental health and substance abuse, and allow them to redirect resources away from minor, nonviolent offenses toward those with a greater bearing on public safety. In the process, more low-risk individuals can stay with their families rather than face the disruption and the exposure to negative influences of incarceration. Americans for Prosperity Board Member Mark Holden issued the following statement: “We thank lawmakers for the work they’ve already done to make Michigan’s criminal justice system one that creates safe communities while recognizing the potential in every person to change their life. “Our short-term crises highlights the […]

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