Michigan bills would make all juvenile crimes eligible for paroleTherese Boudreaux
"On March 1, Sen. Sue Shink, D-Northfield Township, introduced Senate Bill 120, which would reform the Michigan Corrections Code to make juvenile offenders who are sentenced to life imprisonment eligible for parole no matter the severity of their crimes, provided they have served at least 10 years of their sentence. Read it for yourself: Senate Bill 120
Michigan considers a juvenile offender to be anyone less than 19 years old when the crime was committed.
The legislation would also apply retroactively, costing the state around $1.6 million for resentencing hearing that would be required...