Bill brings evidence to parole decisions

Sep 13, 2018

A new law aims to take the bias out of decisions on whether or not a prisoner should be paroled.

Governor Snyder signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will put clearer guidelines into place on whether or not to allow someone in prison to return to society.

The advocacy group “Safe and Just Michigan” says the guidelines help remove potential bias that could keep people locked up who are at  low risk for reoffending, locked up.

“It means the parole process is going to more accurately sort people who are ready to come home from those that aren’t”

The law includes 11 reasons that the state parole board may use when denying parole.