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(MPRN-Lansing) There’s renewed interest in criminal justice reform in Lansing. Advocates and lawmakers gathered Wednesday in Lansing with the message that there are too many people incarcerated and too few opportunities for inmates to reform themselves upon release.

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about how the state handles juvenile life without parole cases. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission will be able to continue its work. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday reestablishing the commission. 

(MPRN-Lansing) The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says, in the age of the internet, the release of a suspect’s police booking photos can cause permanent shame, and that’s why it ruled booking photos are exempt from the federal Freedom of Information Act. 

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(MPRN-Lansing)  A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees. 

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