Administrators at Genesee County’s jail estimate that at least 40 percent of the pretrial population has been incarcerated for over a year. And the record there—the longest time they’ve ever had someone awaiting trial at that jail—is 7.5 years.
Michigan Senate Must Pass Proposed Expungement Laws That Give Thousands with Criminal Records a Second Chance
The Michigan House of Representatives voted last week to pass a package of bills that gives new hope to people with criminal records.
Detroit resident Kamal Lukata Anderson has been looking for an opportunity to tell his story. Last Friday, he found the ideal audience: a task force Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed to find ways to reduce Michigan’s booming jail population.
While Justices Roberts and Alito to me did not seem favorably disposed toward the employees and Justice Thomas presumably feels the same, we only need five votes.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases that will have significant impact on the rights of LGBTQ people, specifically whether it is legal to fire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Growing concerns over technology with well-known flaws will only further damage police-community relations.