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Activist, professor Angela Davis ties MLK’s legacy to current fight for...

During her 45-minute speech on the campus of the University of Michigan Monday, Angela Davis urged 3,500 attendees to push back against the prison...

2 former UP priests charged in clergy abuse scandal

Two more priests have been charged in the attorney general's office clergy abuse probe, something Attorney General Dana Nessel said would be coming during...

State task force delivers 18 criminal justice reforms to GOP leaders,...

Updated, 9:23 a.m., 1/17/19 Nine months after Gov. Whitmer appointed a Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration to examine and improve Michigan’s criminal...

Death penalty case divides U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split this week as justices considered an appeal from James McKinney, who has been on death row...

It’s been a big year for criminal justice reform in Michigan....

These days, it’s hard for Democrats and Republicans to agree on much. But this term, criminal justice reform has emerged as a rare area...

Shirkey ‘optimistic’ on budget negotiations, but no progress made

The Michigan Legislature adjourned Wednesday for at least a week — and without any movement on a supplemental budget.  Little has changed since last week...

Alex Rossman: Raise the Age is a criminal justice reform win...

As a progressive and a Detroit Lions fan, winning is a pretty foreign feeling for me. Even when it does happen, like it did...

Whitmer signs bipartisan ‘Raise the Age’ juvenile justice bills into law

In a big step for criminal justice reform in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed into law legislation that will change the definition...

‘Raise the Age’ juvenile justice reform headed for governor’s desk

Long-awaited "Raise the Age" juvenile justice reform bills were fast-tracked through the Senate Wednesday morning, following bipartisan compromises. The final package would raise the...

Senate panel passes bipartisan compromise on ‘Raise the Age’ legislation

Michigan’s “Raise the Age” campaign scored big Thursday morning, as a Senate committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that will raise the age limit for...

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