Special Alternative Incarceration Program for Men - 471-0202-19

Description of Agency

The Michigan Department of Corrections’ (MDOC’s) mission is to create a safer Michigan by holding offenders accountable while promoting their success.

MDOC’s Special Alternative Incarceration Program (SAI) for men is an alternative to prison for selected male prisoners and probationers convicted of certain nonassaultive crimes. SAI is a 90-day intensive, regimented program that focuses on changing negative behavior into socially acceptable behavior. After program completion, trainees are released on probation or parole.

As of September 30, 2018, SAI had 109 employees. For fiscal year 2018, SAI expended $14.3 million, graduated 817 trainees, and had a cost of $176.97 per trainee, per day.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of SAI’s eligibility screening, intake, and discharge processes.
  2. To assess SAI’s compliance with policies and procedures related to safety and security.
  3. To assess SAI’s compliance with policies and procedures related to food service.
  4. To assess the sufficiency of DOC’s efforts to evaluate the benefits of SAI.


Timing

Estimated Release Date: Early 2020


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