criminal justice reform

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Activist Mariame Kaba says the incarceration rate for juveniles peaked in 1993. While it’s been going down, Kaba has started Project NIA to end all youth incarceration.


Courtesy of the Western Michigan University Cooley School Innocence Project / Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

A Detroit man spent over 41 years in prison. In June, he became a free man and his conviction was vacated thanks in large part to the work of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project. LeDura Watkins was convicted of first degree murder in 1976.


State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing)  The state is hammering out its budget. And lawmakers are having a sharp disagreement with the governor’s office over one of Michigan’s biggest price tags – the corrections budget. Both sides agree rehabilitation and lowering recidivism is the way to go. But they can’t agree on how much money to spend this year. 


State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission.

File photo of Governor Rick Snyder signing criminal justice reform bills into law during event in Kalamazoo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan legislature is considering more changes to the state criminal justice and corrections system. 

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