Mich. Department of Corrections works to offer higher education opportunities to some inmates

“We want to build the evidence that investment in postsecondary education is a cost-effective intervention and a wise use of public dollars,” said Fred Patrick of the New York-based Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonprofit research and policy group.

“We also want to show it succeeds at reducing recidivism, supports families and contributes to the economic base of communities.”

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