I Love Dogs (and Hate Dog-Fighting) But Why Are Mandatory Minimums the Answer For Michigan?

While we were waiting to testify before the Michigan Senate Justice Committee in favor of HB 4065 (MDOC Hiring) I was a captive audience during a very disturbing period of testimony in support of a new Senate Bill removing discretion from Judges in the sentences of people convicted of participating in dog-fighting rings (SB 276)… Continue reading I Love Dogs (and Hate Dog-Fighting) But Why Are Mandatory Minimums the Answer For Michigan?

Questions About Michigan SB 0144 (MDOC Funding) with Input From Senator Proos

After reading the Senate version of the¬†proposed Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budget aka Michigan SB 0144¬† I had some questions: Why did the bill cut the overall MDOC budget because per-prisoner costs were to high but also fund a larger than 4 Million dollar set-aside for a “future facility?” Would the “Future Facility” be… Continue reading Questions About Michigan SB 0144 (MDOC Funding) with Input From Senator Proos