Parole board and commutation process
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Parole board and commutation process

Read the entire statement of the Prisons and Corrections Section, State Bar of Michigan, by clicking below.

“ . . . The Section supports a statutory presumption of parole when the person has served his or her minimum sentence. The presumption should apply to all prisoners, current and future. The presumption would be rebuttable and would not control if the person has a poor institutional record or if objective factors demonstrate that the person poses a current threat to society. The Board could defer a prisoner’s parole for the amount of time minimally necessary to complete a program to reduce the prisoner’s risk to the community. . . “ Click here to read the full report.


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