Jail Resource Center
In UPCAP's role as administrator for the U.P. Association of County Commissioners, UPCAP was requested by the Michigan Department of Corrections to serve as fiduciary for a grant to study the future of Upper Peninsula county jails, and the re-use of Camp Manistique and Mangum Farms. On July 11, 2008, UPCAP entered into a contract with Community Resource Services (CRS) and its president, Rod Miller, to conduct the study.
Reports and informational resources are found below. The contractor invites comments and corrections to: Rod Miller firstname.lastname@example.org / Office: (717) 338-9100 / Fax: (717) 718-6178
November 2010 - Final Report :
UP Regional Jail Feasibility & Facility Re-use
• Executive Summary, Full Report (no appendices - 158 pages)
• Complete Report (with appendices - 1,106 pages)
January 2010 - Regional Jail Study Reports
Individual reports have been drafted for each county. Use the links below to view or download the report for all 15 counties or for a single county:
Individual County Reports - January 2010:
Productive Jails - Putting Inmates to Work to Benefit All
Step-by-step instructins for buiilding a strong foundation and involving the community. Includes instructions for the key "foundation decisions" that are essential as a starting point, and for developing and advisory commmittee.
The final report, adopted by county officials, that was deveoped in 7 meetings with a broad-based citizens committee, using the process outlined in the Workbook. Includes meeting notes and agenda. This has been used by many jurisdictions as a blueprint to develop their own committee.
To be used with the "developing" workbook, provides a fill-in-the-blank approach to making sound financial evaluations of potential work projections. USed this to evaluate the costs and benefits of specific projects that you are considering.
A national survey of jail work activities, providing a view of what is happening throughout the United States.
Practical tips and shopping lists to help you find what you need - staff, space, equipment, materials, time, and more - without having to buy it.
How to use the privileges and facilities that you have to more consistently motivate inmates to become engaged in work activities and programs. Provides useful forms and a simple process.
Summary of the findings from a national conference that examined the question, "what if inmates were allowed to participate in the free-world economy"? Four nationally-known economists offer their independent conclusions.
Presentation delivered to National Sheriffs' Association annual conference, Seattle, Washington, June 2005.
The first empirical study that analyzes inmate performance after release from custody, and demonstrates the long-term value of inmate participation in work and industries programs.
PowerPoint presentation - American Jail Association 2008
Alternatives to Confinement
Planning & Design