Safe & Just Michigan “Day of Empathy” Set for March 22, 2022

Join Safe & Just Michigan for the 6th Annual Day of Empathy event which will be held on March 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Speaker’s Library at the Michigan Capitol. Those not comfortable attending in-person can participate on-line. Contact [email protected] for more information The Day …

Prison reform group wants shorter sentences for inmates who earn credits through rehabilitation

On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, Hope United Methodist Church played host to a press conference called by the Liberty and Justice For All Coalition to introduce the Good Time Ballot Initiative. The coalition is a group of organizations that want to cut Michigan’s incarceration rate in half by 2030. Watch …

VAAC Needs YOU!

Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone of everything we do at VAAC. Together, we’ve accomplished a lot. Our successes in 2020 and 2021 have inspired us to set even bigger goals for 2022. We want to reach more jails, more communities, and spread our message all across the state. And …

Prison Gerrymandering Training Sessions Announced

The Redistricting Data Hub (RDH) is pleased to announce two new trainings on Prison Gerrymandering, in partnership with Brianna Remster and Rory Kramer of Villanova University. These trainings are inspired in part by their research on the process of reallocating incarcerated populations in Pennsylvania. They are currently extending that work …

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞!

Michigan is one of only six states with no policy for Good Time or Earned Time Credits. Because of our 100% Truth in Sentencing law and the lack of a Good Time policy, incarcerated individuals in Michigan serve approximately 126% of their minimum sentence or 6.5 years on average. Consequently, we …

WLNS News Segment on Prison Gerrymandering Features VAAC’s Danny Jones

In December of 2021 when the Michigan Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission (MICRC) was deciding how to redraw the legislative district maps for Michigan, this story and video appeared on WLNS.com. It features an interview with VAAC’s Chairperson, Danny Jones. Watch it here or read the article below. Have you ever …