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Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative

The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI) is a cooperative effort of the Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Governor's Office, and community stakeholders (including non-profit and faith-based organizations).One of the primary goals of the MPRI is to promote public safety by reducing recidivism.Another is to help ensure the success of returning offenders through intense and collaborative service delivery methods by all stakeholders. MPRI has three phases: Getting Ready, Going Home, and Staying Home.

Approximately 95% of all incarcerated individuals will eventually be released from prison back into the community.In Michigan, nearly 10,000 prisoners are paroled from correctional facilities throughout the State, annually.In the period June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005, 2,900 of those paroled returned to Wayne County. (Source: MDOC)In addition to those paroled, there are hundreds more who are released due to maxing out on their sentences.

The MPRI is designed to help ensure that every offender returns to the community prepared to succeed.

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