A June 30th article posted on bridgemi.com notes that a ballot initiative aimed at Michigan prison reform faces hurdles from both Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel.

The article notes:

As Michigan prisons recorded nearly 4,000 inmates with COVID-19, time is running out for a ballot drive that seeks to allow early release of prisoners with “good time” behavior credits.

The issue is now at the heart of a federal court battle in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals as initiative organizers argue that Michigan’s current initiative ballot process is unfairly impacted with the state’s “Stay at home” order and that the prison reform ballot initiative deserves more time to collect the required signatures and should be included in the current election year.

Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/michigan-prison-reform-faces-hurdles-democrats-whitmer-and-nessel