Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

Prisoner Who Won Michigan Supreme Court Case Denied Parole

A prisoner who won a major Michigan Supreme Court case about changing his sentence won’t be released anytime soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2014

Leon Echols (credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2014

Matthew Makowski (Booking Photo, 2010)

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.

CBS Detroit–06/13/2014

Ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick arrives at the Michigan Department of Corrections' Detroit Re-Entry Center  . (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Kwame Kilpatrick To Spend Weekend In Jail On 14 Parole Violations

Kilpatrick was expected to go directly to jail after listening to a full day of testimony in his federal corruption trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2013

Ex- mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Kilpatrick: I’m A Much Better Person After All That Has Happened

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Mich. Court Limits Supreme Court Juvenile Lifer Ruling

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

Prosecutors Say Action Needed On Juveniles, Parole

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012


Crackdown On Parole Absconders Outpaces Jail Space

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2012

Daniel Johnson (Booking Photo)

Prowler On Parole Arrested In Ferndale

Police arrested a parolee after residents in Ferndale complained about two men going through back yards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012

Kilpatrick To Be Released August 2nd

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from prison on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 a.m..