Speaking of overcrowding, the Michigan prisons are nearing capacity and by fall, the state may not accept new inmates.
Right now, Michigan has more than 51-thousand inmates an all-time high and up 173-percent from two decades ago.
Unless immediate action is taken, officials say the state will run out of bed space by September.
Governor Granholm is proposing the release of about 55-hundred non-violent inmates.
Michigan spends more on corrections than it does supporting higher education.