Stories tagged: "prison reform"


Michael Thompson's prison identification photos show the progression of time; 25 years lost for a nonviolent offense.
Michigan Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Marijuana Could Finally Go Free

After more than 25 years in prison, Michael Thompson is “the longest-serving nonviolent offender in Michigan.”

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The Future of Michigan Prisons: How State Legislation and Biden’s Policy Would Affect the Formerly Incarcerated

Here's how a state proposal and a plan from Joe Biden come together to dramatically reduce reincarceration rates for Michiganders.

New data shows that as nonviolent offenders are released from Michigan jails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, crime rates are not increasing. The information could signal the beginning of prison reform. Photo via Shutterstock.
As Michigan’s Jails Empty, Crime Is Stagnant.

Data shows that reducing jail populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus doesn’t increase crime.