Justice Reinvestment in Michigan: Overview

In June 2013, Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, House Speaker Jase Bolger, Chief Justice Robert Young, Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel requested support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance to explore a "justice reinvestment" approach to review the state's sentencing guidelines, as well as its corrections and criminal justice policies. The Council of State Governments Justice Center was asked to provide technical assistance in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information, and to partner with the Michigan Law Revision Commission in developing appropriate policy options.

June 2013 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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