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WGVU-TV "West Michigan Week": Michigan Prison Reform

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  During his 2015 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference speech, Governor Rick Snyder pushed for reforming the state’s prison system. A follow-up conference was held in Lansing this week discussing ways to curb Corrections more than $2 billion a year budget. We’ll talk about cost including ideas for reducing population rates through sentencing reform and rehabilitation on “West Michigan Week.”

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.