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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.


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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan Senators are making a big push for prison and parole reform this year. Over 20 of the 52 bills introduced during session last week were about criminal justice changes. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to keep many 17-year-olds from going to adult prisons cleared a state House panel on Tuesday. 

Bills now return to the House

The study concludes that while providing education costs $1,400 per inmate, it saves the state roughly $1 million.