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Whitmer signs bills reforming justicesystem

Jan 05, 2021 - Detroit Free Press

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed into law more than three dozen bills affecting people involved in Michigan's criminal justice system, with changes aimed at expanding alternatives to jail and removing hurdles to opportunities after incarceration.

Twenty of the bills arose from recommendations from the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. The task force, convened by Whitmer in 2019, was charged with proposing ways to reduce Michigan's jail population. The grou...