State Supreme Court Says Commutation of Sentence Can't Be Revoked

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Wed June 4, 2014

State Supreme Court Says Commutation of Sentence Can't Be Revoked

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Then Governor Jennifer Granholm commuted sentence, but rescinded order after meeting with victim's family
Lansing The Michigan Supreme Court says governors cannot reduce a prisoners sentence and then change their mind, a ground-breaking decision that reverses one of Jennifer Granholms last acts before she left office. Granholm in 2010 commuted the life sentence of Matthew Makowski, making him eligible for parole after more than 20 years in prison.