YOUR CALLS AND SUPPORT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Today’s bipartisan, solid majority vote on presumptive parole reform was an important step towards implementing smarter, evidence-based corrections policies that will allow the state of Michigan to save millions without reducing public safety. We congratulate the Republican and Democratic lawmakers who voted for this important reform for their wisdom and courage, and we thank Rep. Heise, chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee, and Gov. Snyder for their leadership on this issue.
A statewide poll released today by Target Insyght and CAPPS shows that the public is solidly in support of smarter justice and the presumptive parole policy advanced by the House. The presumptive parole bill now moves to the Senate for action. Please call and email your state senator as soon as possible. You can find your state senator and his or her contact information by clicking http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html.
Find out how your state representative voted by clicking here: House 4138 vote October 1 2015
READ BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE FROM ACROSS THE STATE (MORE TO COME):
Michigan House revises prisoner parole procedure despite objections from AG Bill Schuette
Mich. House passes bill adopting ‘presumptive parole’
House OKs reform bill on releasing nonviolent inmates
Michigan House approves bill to parole inmates after minimum sentence
and CBS: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/10/01/bill-would-require-michigan-inmates-be-paroled-after-minimum-sentence/
Presumptive Parole Legislation Clears State House
House approves bill to parole inmates after minimum sentence (AP)
Michigan House approves bill designed to parole more inmates after minimum sentence