More Than 300 Juvenile Lifers In Michigan Could Get A Shot At ParoleThe U.S. Supreme Court says prisoners who have been locked up for years must benefit from a 2012 ruling that outlawed automatic no-parole sentences as cruel punishment for first-degree murder.
Michigan House Approves Bill To Parole Inmates After Minimum SentenceThe move is expected to curtail prison spending by at least $75 million annually within five to 10 years -- the equivalent of closing two prisons.
Bill Would Require Michigan Inmates Be Paroled After Minimum SentenceCost-conscious lawmakers are planning to vote on legislation designed to ensure certain prisoners are not locked up beyond their earliest release date.
Prisoner Who Won Michigan Supreme Court Case Denied ParoleA prisoner who won a major Michigan Supreme Court case about changing his sentence won't be released anytime soon.
Man With Odd Sentence Stuck With Life In Prison"This is an exceptional case in which defendant's sentence is illegal," wrote Justice Michael Cavanagh.
Long Road For Inmate Who Won Big Case 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.
Kwame Kilpatrick To Spend Weekend In Jail On 14 Parole ViolationsKilpatrick was expected to go directly to jail after listening to a full day of testimony in his federal corruption trial.
Kilpatrick: I'm A Much Better Person After All That Has HappenedEx-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.
Mich. Court Limits Supreme Court Juvenile Lifer RulingThe 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.
Prosecutors Say Action Needed On Juveniles, ParoleMichigan 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.
Crackdown On Parole Absconders Outpaces Jail SpaceA 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.
Prowler On Parole Arrested In FerndalePolice arrested a parolee after residents in Ferndale complained about two men going through back yards.

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