Policy Study: Postsecondary education in Michigan prisons

By Emily Mooney, Jesse Kelley, and Nila Bala


1) Postsecondary education is smart for public safety and taxpayers' pocketbooks and can create a positive, safer community behind bars.

2) It transforms unproductive time behind bars into a training ground for a better future.

3) 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.”

Read this policy study at R Street Institute.

Jonathan Haggerty