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Medicaid for inmates, parolees expected to save Michigan 19-million dollars

LANSING (WKZO) -- Enrolling inmates and parolees in Michigan's expanded Medicaid healthcare program is expected to save the state about 19-million dollars next year. Additionally, officials say, offering ex-cons treatment for mental illness and substance abuse problems could save the state's correctional department even more because these problems often lead people to commit crimes again.

In the "Detroit News," Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan is quoted saying, "We think it will be successful in lowering recidivism and helping inmates transition back into society."

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