Reforms needed for pregnant people in prison, advocates say

2021-03-18T14:20:04-04:00

A growing number of pregnant individuals are being sentenced to serve time in prison.  Advocates met as a panel discussion focused on the need to significantly change life for pregnant people in prison. Read more: https://www.michiganadvance.com/2021/03/03/reforms-needed-for-pregnant-people-in-prison-advocates-say/

Reforms needed for pregnant people in prison, advocates say2021-03-18T14:20:04-04:00

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions

2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her administration will announce the further loosening of restrictions across Michigan. Currently a state health department order limits indoor restaurant capacity to 25%, imposes a 10 p.m. curfew and restricts the size of inside residential gatherings to no more than 10 people from two households, through March 29. Read more: https://www.dailypress.net/news/local-news/2021/02/whitmer-plans-to-ease-restrictions/ [...]

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Whitmer signs bills lightening traffic offense penalties, shortening jail, parole protocol

2021-01-07T09:00:13-05:00

The Detroit News reported that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a series of bills that would expand shields over young offender records, decrease the number of crimes punishable by suspension of a driver's license and reduce probation and parole in some cases. The legislation was based on research and collaboration from the bipartisan Michigan [...]

Whitmer signs bills lightening traffic offense penalties, shortening jail, parole protocol2021-01-07T09:00:13-05:00

US House passes HEROES Act advancing landmark federal action on prison phone justice

2020-06-04T14:42:55-04:00

Insight News reported on May 15th that the US House passed the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act), a $3 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes more funding to address the immediate needs of families with low income. The stimulus bill includes the COVID-19 Compassion and Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice [...]

US House passes HEROES Act advancing landmark federal action on prison phone justice2020-06-04T14:42:55-04:00
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