4:53 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

State prisoner reentry program looks to address unemployment

Russ Marlan of the MDOC says that they have about 43,500 prisoners in Michigan's 31 correction facilities. Releases vary from around 9,000 to 10,000 a year.
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Inmates who leave Michigan prisons at the end of their sentences need an array of support services to help them successfully reenter society. The Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative was created in 2003 to fulfill that goal. The program has done quite well in the years since, but the state is still seeking ways to improve. The Michigan Department of Corrections is asking service providers to help enhance the post-prison experience for those who’ve served their time.

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3:47 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Federal Judge Says Juvenile Lifers To Get Resentencing Hearings

A federal judge says 363 inmates in Michigan prisons sentenced to life without parole as juveniles will get new sentencing hearings.

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3:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Major Changes To Michigan’s Parole System Could Be In The Works

There are calls in Lansing to overhaul Michigan’s parole system.

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6:21 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Family Sues State Of Michigan In Elderly Woman’s Murder

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The state Department of Corrections says it’s improving how it supervises parolees and how it handles parole violators.

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