“This is an exceptional case in which defendant’s sentence is illegal,” wrote Justice Michael Cavanagh.
The controversy began in 2010 when a different parole board held a public hearing and recommended that Jennifer Granholm commute Makowski’s sentence to time served.
Kilpatrick was expected to go directly to jail after listening to a full day of testimony in his federal corruption trial.
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he does not believe he’s broken any rules, and has followed the conditions of his parole to a T.
The Michigan appeals court has ruled to limit the use of a landmark court decision that ends mandatory no-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder.
Michigan legislators need to move quickly to adapt state law to a major U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory no-parole sentences for juveniles, the head of a prosecutors group said.
A Michigan Department of Corrections crackdown on parole absconders is outpacing jail space in the Detroit area — which is home to about half of the state’s 20,000 parolees.
Police arrested a parolee after residents in Ferndale complained about two men going through back yards.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from prison on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 a.m..
It looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be in jail a little longer than expected.