Presumptive parole

Three safe, smart parole reform bills are ready for Senate votes this fall

The legislature is preparing to take long-overdue action on a broad range of criminal justice issues in 2016 The Michigan House of Representatives advanced three Smart and Safe parole reforms, all by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. To become law, legislation must be passed by the end of the legislative session in December 2016. CAPPS will be providing ongoing information to supporters, [...]

Gerritt: Unlock the debate on good time and other sentencing reforms

By Jeff Gerritt, Detroit Free Press Michigan's prosecuting attorneys have squashed a needed debate on prison sentencing policies that cost state taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year. That may be why, in Gov. Rick Snyder's otherwise comprehensive message last month on public safety, you didn't hear a peep about restoring good time, reforming [...]