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Kahryn Riley

Policy Analyst

Kahryn Riley is a Mackinac Center policy analyst. She joined the criminal justice reform initiative in June 2016, after working for two years as a regional advancement officer at the Center.

Kahryn is an attorney and an alumna of Hillsdale College and Regent University School of Law. She has worked for free-market think tanks in Michigan, New York, and Washington, DC, for the Office of the Public Defender in Norfolk, Virginia, and for Consumers Energy’s department of Regulatory Affairs.

Kahryn and her husband reside in Lansing.

Un-Making a Murderer

Preventing crimes provides huge cost savings … more

Ballot-Selfie Ban Stands In Way of Free Speech

Riley pens op-ed in The Detroit News … more

Some Proposals for Criminal Justice Reform in the Legislature

Making Michigan safer, freer and more prosperous … more

Individualized Solutions for Juvenile Justice Can Help Reduce Mass Incarceration

Senate Proposes Broad Criminal Justice Reforms

Changes could save money and improve outcomes … more

Key Criminal Justice Bills Working Their Way Through the Legislature

Proposed reforms to juvenile sentencing, prisoner parole time and judicial power … more

Let Them Take Selfies: Explaining Michigan’s Law

Ballot selfies are still prohibited in Michigan, for now … more

Introducing the Criminal Justice Initiative

Putting Too Many People in Prison Puts Michigan at Risk

New study indicates prison time increases recidivism … more

Pugsley Correctional Facility to Close

Michigan's prison population on the decline … more