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Clean Slate Year 3 Report Released – April 11, 2024

Safe & Just Michigan's report, “Clean Slate Year 3: The First Year of Automatic Expungements — Looking Back and Looking Ahead,” outlines both the successes and challenges encountered since Clean Slate became a reality in Michigan. Clean Slate widened the petition process for expungement on April 11, 2021, by making more convictions eligible for expungement [...]

Updated: Michigan’s Clean Slate Legislation FAQ Fact Sheet – April 5, 2024

On October 12, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s Clean Slate legislation into law. These seven bills — House Bill 4980-4985 and HB 5120 — automatically expunge simple misdemeanors and non-assaultive felonies from the records of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who have lived crime-free for at least seven years, and make it possible for [...]

Written Statement in support Senate Bill 599

On March 21, 2024, the Michigan Senate Committee on Civil Rights, Judiciary, and Public Safety heard testimony on Senate Bill (SB) 599. Policy Advocacy Manager Jazmine Wells submitted written testimony to demonstrate support of the bill and urge committee members to do so as well. Parole for medically frail people allows MDOC to 1) focus [...]

Written Testimony in support of House Bill 4556-60

On March 19, 2024, the Michigan House Standing Committee on Criminal Justice heard testimony on House Bills (HB) 4556-60. Executive Director John S. Cooper submitted written testimony to demonstrate support of the bills and urge committee members to do so as well. HB 4556-60 would create a process that could help make Michigan’s corrections system [...]

Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599) Talking Points

Review the below talking points document to learn more about Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599). Medically frail parole was passed with bipartisan support, with the support of the Michigan Department of Corrections and with a neutral stance from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in 2019. Medically frail parole is reserved for people who [...]

Safe & Just Michigan Winter 2023 edition – newsletter released

Safe & Just Michigan sends this quarterly newsletter to over 600 incarcerated readers at the Michigan Department of Corrections. The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities. Download>> Safe & Just Michigan Winter 2023 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions. Note: Due to a [...]

Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2023 edition – newsletter released

Safe & Just Michigan sends this quarterly newsletter to approximately 540 incarcerated readers at the Michigan Department of Corrections. The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities. Download>> Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2023 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions. Note: Due to a [...]

Automatic Expungement in Michigan FAQ

The state of Michigan implemented an automated expungement system on April 11th, 2023. The impact of this new law is still being felt throughout the state, but many still have questions about how this new law impacts them personally. Please review and share the resource below! Download>> Auto Expungement FAQ 07262023

Safe & Just Michigan Spring 2023 edition – newsletter released

Safe & Just Michigan sends this quarterly newsletter to approximately 540 incarcerated readers at the Michigan Department of Corrections. The newsletter reports on policy updates, outreach and educational activities. Download>> SJM_Spring_2023_Newsletter_CORRECTION Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions. Note: Due to a Michigan Department of Corrections mailroom policy, [...]