Reitz Cited on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Legislative overhaul could save taxpayers money

Mackinac Center Executive Vice President Michael J. Reitz told MLive that a legislative package on criminal sentencing reform is a good stop forward, including a proposal that would create a Justice Policy Commission to review sentencing guidelines.

“It is a valuable component of the proposals,” Reitz said. “These issues tend to fade to the background if there isn’t someone, or a group or entity, that’s continually looking at it.”

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The recommendation came out of the Michigan Law Revision Commission’s meeting earlier this week, which Reitz attended. The MLRC also discussed modernizing the state’s Open Meetings Act.

Reitz recently co-authored a study with the Manhattan Institute on Michigan’s criminal code.


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