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  • MI-CEMI Statement on Police Surveillance Technology

    The Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI) has prepared this official statement to share our position on the use of surveillance technology as a public safety tool in Michigan cities, including majority Black and Brown cities such as Detroit, Flint, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Pontiac, Ypsilanti Township, among other cities. MI-CEMI does not support the use of surveillance technology by police departments and recognizes that attempts to surveil communities with various technologies are counter to the complex work of our member organizations. MI-CEMI member organizations and individuals are committed to de-carcerating our current punishment systems, developing front-end preventative approaches that deflect and divert people from involvement in the criminal legal systems, and building community-based alternatives to these punishment systems that have deeply harmed Black and Brown communities.  

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  • Join the MI-CEMI Team: Position Filled

    Position Description: MI-CEMI Program Coordinator 

    Are you someone who has seen the harms of mass incarceration first-hand? Are you committed to bringing people together to make a change? Then apply to join the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI) team!

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  • 2022 Michigan Reentry Convening

    The 2022 Michigan Reentry Convening on July 12 at the Lansing Community College West Campus brought together 130 formerly incarcerated people, nonprofit service providers, advocacy organizations, and government agencies to:

    • Build shared understanding of the current state of reentry in Michigan and how we got here.
    • Learn from peers instate and around the country.
    • Develop a shared policy agenda to improve reentry in Michigan.
    • Create structures and mechanisms for advancing a policy agenda.
    • Build relationships among reentry advocates across the state.
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  • 2022 Voter Engagement Toolkit & Mini Grants

    Voter Engagement ToolkitThe 2022 election is a great opportunity to educate voters and candidates about how they can help end mass incarceration and promote public safety.

    MI-CEMI’s Voter Engagement Toolkit:  Educating Voters and Candidates About Ending Mass Incarceration and Promoting Public Safety equips you with how-to resources, sample questions, and guidance for nonprofits to make it easy for you to organize candidate forums, voter guides, support voter turnout, engage candidates for public office, and build the movement to end mass incarceration.

    Here’s a training on using the toolkit!