An inmate who won a groundbreaking case about the power of Michigan governors to change prison sentences has lost his bid for a parole review and won’t be considered again for five years.
The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a man whose release from prison after 20 years was granted by Gov. Jennifer Granholm but quickly reversed in an extraordinary act just days before she left office in 2010.
The Michigan appeals court says it has no authority to intervene in the judgment of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who agreed to change a prisoner’s no-parole sentence but then changed her mind before leaving office in 2010.
The Michigan appeals court is hearing arguments in a case involving the release of a prison inmate in the final days of the Granholm administration.