David Eggert, MLIVE.com

NOTE:  CAPPS opposed SB 1109, which created the new mandatory minimum 25-year prison sentences for certain violent offenders convicted of a fourth offense. CAPPS’s advocacy played an important role in narrowing the bill’s impact.

LANSING, MI – Violent criminals will be imprisoned for at least 25 years if they have been convicted of a fourth felony under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The law, which takes effect immediately, requires a minimum 25-year sentence for an offender charged with a fourth felony – under certain conditions.

Read>> New Michigan law: 4-time violent felons will get minimum 25 years in prison