Fox 2 Detroit news on Thursday April 9th reported that:
“Many felons who have been released on parole but required to wear a tether were ordered to remove the tether due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Michigan, only to have that order revoked less than a day later.
According to a memo issued Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Corrections to all parole officers, convicted felons – aside from the worst sex offenders, habitual stalkers, and those with alcohol offenses – were ordered to get rid of the tether because of the coronavirus…
The DOC said it rescinded the order within an hour of FOX 2 calling to confirm the memo. That means all parolees on a tether will still have to keep their tether on.”