MPRI Presentation To NMSAS Board August 31, 2009


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Presentation about Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative MPRI Made to Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services Board on August 31,2009

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MPRI Presentation To NMSAS Board August 31, 2009

  1. 1. Northeast and Northwest Regions
  2. 2. From the site: Be Careful of Who You Flag Down For Assistance ... Courtesy of Star Tribune <ul><li>A man driving a stolen car that went into a ditch flagged down the wrong person for help. Dean Gangl, 40, of Richmond, Minn., unwittingly asked an off-duty sheriff's deputy to help him pull the vehicle out of a ditch along Benton County Road 4 west of Foley, Minn., Sheriff Brad Bennett said. The deputy, who came upon the stranded motorist at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday while he was on his way home, noticed that the vehicle in the ditch matched the description of one reported stolen hours earlier in St. Cloud. The deputy radioed to dispatchers, who confirmed the man was driving a stolen car, Bennett said. The deputy arrested Gangl and found that he was in possession of a white crystal substance. Gangl tested positive for methamphetamine, Bennett said. He was taken to the Benton County Jail and charged with being in possession of controlled substance and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to Appear posted by Agent McKay on Sunday, December 02, 2007 2 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cost of Prisons <ul><li>$1,724,530 per year in Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>$89.91 per offender/per day on average </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of 2007, Michigan had the tenth largest number of adults on probation and parole in the country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Pew Center on the States March 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Scope of the Problem <ul><li>One in 27 adults in Michigan is under correctional control </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections Costs for Probation and Parole </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$179,650,000 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or an average of $5.84 per offender/per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Pew Center on the States March 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Many Are Released Each Year? <ul><li>Over 11,000 people are released from prison each year in Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>More than 330 of them return to Northeast Michigan and </li></ul><ul><li>More than 220 return to Northwest Michigan </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Many of those are MPRI? <ul><li>Approximately 60% of those returned to the community </li></ul><ul><li>180-200 per year in Northeast Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>120-150 per year in Northwest Michigan </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Many Have Alcohol or Drug Related Problems? <ul><li>Nearly 9,000 Statewide </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 260 in Northeast Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 160 in Northwest Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>*Note: The above numbers are not just MPRI participants, but they include all parolees </li></ul>
  8. 8. What does this mean? <ul><li>Over 90% of those sent to prison actually return home </li></ul><ul><li>Of that group, only 60% of them are MPRI </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of those who are MPRI have a drug or alcohol related problem </li></ul>
  9. 9. From the site: Cash Register or Adding Machine? Courtesy of NewsTimes <ul><li>FAIRFIELD - It's a theft that just doesn't add up. A man who tried to steal cash from the Dunkin' Donuts outlet on the Post Road on Monday night fled with an adding machine that he apparently mistook for a cash register. Police said the unidentified man walked into the doughnut shop about 10:28 p.m. and handed a clerk a note stating that he had a gun and a bomb. The man's note said he would use both if he didn't get cash, police said. The man then grabbed an adding machine, which had no cash drawers, from the counter and ran from the shop. The thief fled in a black car, possibly a Pontiac, police said. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to Appear posted by Agent McKay on Thursday, November 29, 2007 </li></ul>
  10. 10. MPRI Changes How We Work with Offenders <ul><li>Every person now entering prison receives an assessment </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to identify underlying issues like poor impulse control, substance abuse, and mental health symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>This information is used by the prison and parole staff to work with the offender and community agencies to create an individualized plan for reentry. </li></ul><ul><li>The prisoner must make progress on the plan to be granted parole and </li></ul><ul><li>The plan is continued in the community involving the same social service agencies that began working with the offender prior to release </li></ul>
  11. 11. How is this Accomplished? <ul><li>MPRI Community Transition Teams are formed and led by the parole agent </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Transition Teams consist of specialists in housing, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services </li></ul><ul><li>Together the members of the team provide assistance where needed to help the returning citizen reenter successfully </li></ul>
  12. 12. From the site: Man charged with DUI three times in 24 hours Courtesy of PerthNow <ul><li>A PERTH man has been charged with drink driving three times in 24 hours, his menacing spree ending with a bizarre incident at a police station. The 46-year-old was first stopped by Boddington police, in the Perth hills on Saturday night, and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. He was spotted driving his car again a short time later and arrested for drink-driving, police said. The man's car was impounded in the Boddington police station but early on Sunday morning, the man allegedly jumped over the fence of the police station, broke open a padlock on a back gate and drove away in his car. He was caught and arrested again three hours later and charged with three counts of driving under the influence; three counts of driving while under suspension and one charge of trespass. He's been refused bail and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to Appear posted by Agent McKay on Sunday, November 25, 2007 7 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Access to Care is Essential <ul><li>Temporary Housing, Employment Support, and access to proper Treatment are some of the services provided through MPRI </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Transition Teams rely on the services provided by the Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services network of contractors </li></ul>
  14. 14. Communities Make All the Difference <ul><li>An Employer who gives someone a second chance </li></ul><ul><li>Churches that offer food pantries, clothing, and positive mentors, and </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood groups that pull together for solutions have a positive impact on the returning citizen </li></ul>
  15. 15. From the site: Man Arrested After Reporting Pot Theft Courtesy of <ul><li>McALLEN, Texas - A man was arrested for drug possession after telling authorities that two masked gunmen had stolen 150 pounds of marijuana from his home. Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrived at the home near Penitas in South Texas to find the door kicked in and nearly 15 pounds of pot lying on the floor, Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Jose Guadalupe Flores, 35, escaped while the men ransacked the house but returned later and told the deputies he had been wrapping the drugs for shipment when the intruders arrived. &quot;The guy walked right up and said the drugs were his,&quot; Trevino said. &quot;That's not the smartest move.&quot; Flores, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was charged with felony possession of marijuana at an arraignment hearing Monday. Because of his immigration status, Flores will be jailed until his case is heard. Authorities were still searching for the gunmen. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to Appear posted by Agent McKay on Thursday, November 22, 2007 1 </li></ul>
  16. 16. MPRI is Working <ul><li>With one success at a time, the number of people failing on parole has decreased. </li></ul><ul><li>The return to prison rate under MPRI has improved. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Northeast Michigan Results 29 Released from Parole 33 Returned to Prison 46 Total Transferred 445 Total Referred Referrals 332 Total Active 8% Recidivism Percentage
  18. 18. Northwest Michigan Results 15 Released from Parole 265 Total Active 302 Total Referred 5 Total Transferred Referrals 12% Recidivism Percentage 37 Returned to Prison
  19. 19. Statewide Results <ul><li>The Michigan Department of Corrections reports we have exceeded the hoped for reduction in recidivism. </li></ul><ul><li>Initially we expected a 6% reduction. </li></ul><ul><li>After two years we experienced more than a 10% reduction in the recidivism rate </li></ul><ul><li>Enough of an improvement that MPRI pays for itself in cost savings in prisons. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Safer Communities & Better Citizens <ul><li>MPRI along with Law Enforcement protects our citizens and our neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>It is simply a better way of doing business </li></ul><ul><li>MPRI is a way to help former prisoners rebuild their lives and become better citizens </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>