Parole

Safe & Just Michigan Winter 2018 edition – newsletter released

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 CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

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Safe & Just Michigan releases October 2018 e-newsletter

Click on the link below to read our October 31, 2018 e-newsletter. Download: Safe & Just Michigan October 2018 e-newsletter Stay connected with Safe & Just Michigan for the latest information on local, state, and national community safety and justice solutions. Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter HERE.

Safe & Just Michigan Fall 2018 edition – newsletter released

The newsletter reports on objective parole, 'Raise the Age' and 'Good Time' bills. It discusses the continued prison population decline and provides updates on SJM outreach efforts. Download>> SJM Fall 2018 Newsletter Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the CAPPS e-newsletter on the latest legislative actions.

Click on Detroit article: New law reforms parole guidelines in Michigan

A new law is expected to save Michigan taxpayers $40 million annually within five years and reduce the size of Michigan’s prison population by 1,800-2,400 beds over the same timeframe. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5377 into law Thursday. The new law codifies the current practice of objective parole. It sets clearer guidelines to determine whether [...]

2018-09-14T16:42:40+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic|

WKAR article: Law Aims To Make Parole Decisions More Fair

A new state law that went into effect on Wednesday aims to take the bias out of decisions on whether or not a prisoner should be paroled. Governor Snyder signed the bill into law on Wednesday that will put clearer guidelines into place on whether or not to allow someone in prison to return to [...]

2018-09-14T16:39:20+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic|

Gongwer article: Parole Legislation Reported, Passes Senate

Legislation requiring Michigan's Parole Board to provide substantial and compelling objective reasons in writing when the Department of Corrections' guidelines are not followed is heading to the governor's desk after being reported by a Senate panel Wednesday morning and passed by the full chamber in the afternoon, moving the state closer to addressing longer than [...]

2018-09-06T13:50:17+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic|

MIRS article: ‘Evidence-Based’ Parole Clears Once Skeptical Senate

The once-skeptical Senate signed off this afternoon on an "evidence-based" parole reform bill that is not being opposed by the state's prosecutors and will not guarantee parole for any prisoner, even one with good behavior. HB 5377 is the rebooted version of what was once called "presumptive parole" and had stalled in the Senate in prior [...]

2018-09-06T13:49:17+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic|

Fox 47 News article: Senate Committee OKs Bill to Save Money, Cut Prison Population

A bill that would reunite families, reduce Michigan’s budget by $40 million over five years and shrink Michigan’s prison population by as many as 2,400 people is one step closer to becoming law after being approved by the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee today. The bill passed by a vote of 3 to 0 with 1 [...]

2018-09-14T16:31:11+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Media, Other, Parole, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic|