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Unformatted text preview: Erin Goode Psych 211 October 30, 2008 Journal 8 I agree with the proposal that we should increase funding for MPRI. It is ridiculous that nearly half of the offenders getting out of prison, end up returning within the next year. This is primarily because they are not prepared for the real world when they are let out from behind bars. Giving inmates $75, a bus ticket, and little education is not going to get them very far. Without the personal documents they need to get a job, find housing, or provide them with health care, it make it very difficult for inmates to survive outside of prison. Each prisoner that returns to prison ends up costing the state, and the taxpayers, millions of dollars a year. The Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative allows for prisoners being paroled to get training, employment, housing, transportation, and counseling. This program has allowed for the re-entry of inmates who have gone through this program to drop substantially, saving Michigan millions of dollars,...
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