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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Prisoner advocates are applauding a new version of legislation to overhaul parole in Michigan. 

She woke up and stumbled from the Michigan State University dorm room. Tottering home across the East Lansing campus, Ashley frequently stopped to get her balance, wondering if she would fall off a bridge into the Red Cedar River. (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Detroit) Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a public safety agenda on Monday that includes parole and sentencing reforms, job training for inmates, and more help finding a job once they’re released from prison. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

People who were wrongfully convicted would be entitled to $60,000 for each year they spent in prison under legislation unveiled Thursday at the state Capitol. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The student who was robbed at gunpoint inside a Western Michigan University dorm Thursday was targeted, according to WMU's police chief. "It was not random. He was specifically targeted. The individual was targeted because of a legal business he was involved in." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)