Governor Snyder Signs Bills To Update Parole, Probation Policies

In this update, Governor Snyder signed bills into law Thursday aimed at modernizing Michigan’s criminal justice system.

The law would update parole and probation policies, as well as put steps in place to prevent repeat offenders.

About 30 percent of Michigan’s inmates return to prison within three years.

And half were back behind bars because of a parole or probation violation.

The law requires the creation of a new parole program with penalties that get harsher the more it’s broken, instead of automatically going back to prison.