The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jails and Pretrial unveiled 18 recommendations for reforming a system that is not only unconstitutional, but disastrous, as studies have shown that just three days in jail puts a person at risk of losing their home, job, and custody of their children.
Right to Life of Michigan says it has cleared a significant hurdle in its attempt to outlaw an abortion procedure known as “dilation and evacuation,” which is the medically preferred method for abortion care at or about 14 or 15 weeks.
Aimee Stephens was not prepared for the outpouring of affection that greeted her when she emerged from the U.S. Supreme Court after witnessing history in the making. The Court’s nine justices, for the first time ever, had just heard oral arguments in a case involving a transgender person.
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.
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