Law and Justice Committee Hearing on Criminal Justice Reform

On April 25, Rep. Klint Kesto (R-District 39), House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee chair, took testimony from national leaders calling for continued criminal justice reforms and investment in services that prevent crime and help crime survivors heal. Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel of Koch Industries, called on Michigan to continue [...]

2018-04-03T15:31:44-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Crime survivors, Recidivism, Topics, Trauma|

Misleading Free Press headlines should not drive corrections policy

By Barbara Levine, executive director The recent Free Press series and its sensational headlines suggest that large numbers of released prisoners are roaming the streets assaulting and murdering citizens at will. Fortunately, the evidence does not support this extreme conclusion. Unfortunately, the disturbing image is what the public is likely to remember. If that image [...]

2018-04-11T16:44:56-04:00December 21st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Parole, Recidivism, Topics|