Criminal Justice

Michigan prisons have undergone big reforms on Washington’s watch

Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Heidi Washington is the only carryover cabinet member from former Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration. She is responsible for the...

Keith memorialized as historic jurist and ‘amazing man’

Hundreds of mourners attended a three-hour funeral service for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Monday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church...

Nessel slams GOP auto insurance bills as ‘carte blanche’ for fraud

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released an official statement today opposing recently passed Republican plans to reform the state’s auto insurance system, saying they...

Gov. issues 1st line-item veto in wrongful imprisonment bill, signs snow...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two bills on Friday — one improving transparency in the state’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Fund in which she issued her...

Nessel asks court to reject Nassar re-sentencing appeal

Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to reject an appeal from disgraced former Michigan State University gymnastics doctor Larry...

Karen Holcomb-Merrill: We must support our immigrant neighbors

As a United Church of Christ minister and advocate with the Michigan League for Public Policy, I am given a daily opportunity to practice...

Whitmer signs bipartisan civil asset forfeiture bills

Even amid a bitter fight over auto insurance legislation, lawmakers from Michigan’s two major parties came together on Thursday to celebrate the enactment of...

Nessel joins AGs urging marijuana banking legislation

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined yet another national coalition of attorneys general advocating for legal reform, this time to federal banks’ ability to...

U.S. House committee votes to hold Trump AG Barr in contempt

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the war between the...

DeRoche, VerHeulen named to bipartisan criminal justice reform panel

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Wednesday her appointments to the state’s new Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, which the Democratic governor...

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