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Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Inmate Who Won Big Case Denied Parole

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2014

Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Mich. High Court Agrees To Hear Parole Fight Case

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013

Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Inmate Loses Appeal Over Shift In Parole Decision

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2012

Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Inmate Wants Court To Overturn Granholm Decision

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012