mLive reported on April 16th, 2020 that a small group of protesters, organized by prison-reform group Nation Outside, drove outside the Capitol Building in Lansing to urge Governor Whitmer to implement a series of measures to protect staff and prisoners facing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in state prisons.

mLive noted:

Demonstrators called on the governor to suspend Michigan’s Truth in Sentencing Law, which requires… inmates to serve their entire minimum sentence before being considered for parole. Suspending the law could release of 3,000 to 5,000 people who demonstrate good behavior, organizers said.

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