The best way to manage the COVID-19 challenge in Michigan’s prison system is to release as many people as possible as soon as possible. It can be done quickly, without compromising public safety, and in the best interest of public health. To save lives, it is imperative that the Governor act immediately to expand who is eligible for parole, expand the use of her commutation powers, expand parole boards, and expedite the review of wrongful conviction cases in front of the conviction integrity unit. Read more background here.
Call Governor Gretchen Whitmer at 517-373-3400 or 517-335-7858 (Constituent Services) or use this Comment Form to share comments.
Suggested Script to the Governor: Hello, my name is ________ and I have a message for Governor Whitmer. Michigan has no death penalty, yet vulnerable prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections are being sentenced to death due to the spread of COVID-19. To save lives, I urge the governor to expand who is eligible for parole, commute more sentences, and expedite the review of wrongful conviction cases.