prison reform


One Republican state Senator wants some criminal convictions to be automatically scrubbed from public records. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Pontiac) The state Senate could vote as early as this week on legislation to overhaul Michigan’s parole system. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent bills to Governor Rick Snyder that make some big changes to Michigan’s civil forfeiture law. 

Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan would stop automatically charging 17-year-olds as adults under new bills in the state House. 

Parole Overhaul Clears State House

Oct 1, 2015
Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan would release more inmates on parole under bills approved by the state House on Thursday.