Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Incentives in Segregation Pilot Project

Incentives in Segregation Pilot Project

Program piloted in Alger Correctional Facility, Michigan Department of Corrections

“The Incentives in Segregation Program is designed to motivate prisoners to demonstrate appropriate behavior in segregation by offering short term incentives that encourage positive adjustment. Positive adjustment will reduce the overall length of stay in segregation for most prisoners and produce a safer, less restrictive segregation environment. Prisoners engaged in the Incentives in Segregation Program will have a clear understanding of the expectations for successful progression through the program. The program will also guide staff in bringing sound recommendations for release from segregation, while maintaining administrative discretion to ensure safe management of the prison population.”


Click here to view the program manual.

Keywords: alternatives, reform, MDOC