Senate advances ‘raise the age’ criminal justice legislation

The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a package of bills that will prevent 17-year-olds from automatically being tried as adults and placed in adult detention facilities. The criminal justice reform legislation known as “raise the age” had strong bipartisan support when it was introduced in February, as the Advance reported. Lawmakers and advocates … Continue reading Senate advances ‘raise the age’ criminal justice legislation