In a move not common with former Attorney Generals, AG Dana NESSEL personally appeared before the House's Judiciary Committee today to support legislation widening the universe of reformed offenders who can get convictions expunged off their records. The Democratic Attorney General wasn't just making a courtesy call. She didn't read off a sheet of talking points and [...]
Legislation expanding the state's expungements laws to allow residents to set aside old and low-level convictions will be introduced in the House this week, lawmakers announced in Detroit and Kalamazoo on Monday. The legislation has been in the works for much of the year and has general support of prosecutors and law enforcement (See Gongwer Michigan [...]
To learn more about Automatic Expungement also referred to as ‘Clean Slate’ legislation, read Safe & Just Michigan’s one-page fact sheet (updated September 6, 2019). Download>> Clean Slate Legislation Fact Sheet
With the underutilization of the state's current expungement process – allowing those who qualify to set aside certain convictions, which helps with gaining employment and seeing higher wages – lawmakers are looking at a variety of changes, including making it automatic. Under current Michigan law, those with one felony and no more than two misdemeanor [...]
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A major policy shift on criminal justice laws is taking place, sweeping aside the tough-on-crime stances of the 1980s and 1990s and replacing it with an increased focus on rehabilitation, lowering recidivism and preparing offenders for life beyond a cell upon their release. Now, lawmakers are taking a step back and shifting from locking people [...]
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The newsletter reports on objective parole, ‘Clean Slate’ and the lame duck session. It reports on the SJM Annual Membership Meeting and dinner and provides updates on SJM outreach efforts. Download>> SJM Winter 2018 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the SJM e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.
To learn more about Automatic Expungement also referred to as 'Clean Slate' legislation, read Safe & Just Michigan’s one-page fact sheet. Download>> Clean Slate Legislation Fact Sheet