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Parole-eligible inmates who have kept their nose clean and completed a training program behind bars would have an easier time clearing the state’s parole board under legislation that flew through the House today, 97-10. In [...]
Legislation requiring Michigan’s Parole Board to provide substantial and compelling objective reasons in writing when departing from Department of Corrections’ guidelines, a move designed to address Michigan’s longer than usual incarceration rates without simply releasing [...]
Download the most recent CAPPS Update May 2018 newsletter. The newsletter reports on criminal justice bills currently under consideration and information about the "good time" bill and why it has little chance to become law. Please subscribe to [...]
Michigan has a longer length of stay for people in prison than any other state. The Pew Center on the States study found that in 2009, Michigan prisoners served nearly 17 months more than average. [...]
HB 5377, Objective Parole Reform, simply defines what constitutes “substantial and compelling” reasons so that they are relevant to an incarcerated person’s current risk. This fact sheet provides a comprehensive review of what the HB [...]
The state would be required to make objective, evidence-based parole decisions under legislation that moved unanimously out of Rep. Klint Kesto's (R-Commerce Twp.) House Law and Justice Committee this morning. Three members passed on the [...]
The last time former Rep. Joe HAVEMAN tried to run this concept, he ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from fellow Republican Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE. When the dust settled, it was Schuette one, Haveman zippo. The [...]