Postsecondary education in Michigan prisons

Key Points

Postsecondary education is smart for public safety and taxpayers’ pocketbooks and can create a positive, safer community behind bars.
It transforms unproductive time behind bars into a training ground for a better future.
Postsecondary education can increase earnings and economic opportunity and is known to support healthier, stronger families–the bedrock of our communities. Expanding these programs benefits all.

“Promoting postsecondary education for Michigan prisoners is not just smart for public safety. It also has the potential to encourage a positive, safer community behind bars; to increase incarcerated individual’s economic potential; and to create healthier, stronger communities.”

Press release: R Street Policy Short: Postsecondary Education in Michigan Prisons

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