I am interested in knowing...

I am interested in knowing how you all feel about Michigan now being able to shed its "dubious distinction as one of only four states in the nation to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults and how you all think this could affect a teen's life being sent to prison at 17. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/11/26/opinion-whitmer-lets-build-success-youth-justice/4274286002/

This article is about a...

This article is about a current Supreme Court case involving gun control laws. I personally am pro gun control laws but also feel that the states should have to follow the constitution. I am very interested in receiving feedback about this article. https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25919821&bcid=25919821&rssid=25919811&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Few%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3D40CB0272-9721-11E8-9896-7F0EB4743667

PROPOSAL for getting more MENTAL THERAPY for juvenile inmates

 Michigan Student Caucus Proposal Template for  Summers-Knoll Students 2019 Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS due Oct 22 Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here: HB 4802

  2. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? 

Misinformation Causes A $10 Million Hole In Michigan's Department of Corrections Budget

The Department of Corrections was prohibited by the governor to communicate with any office about the budget this past summer. This resulted in the Legislature being completely uninformed about a $10 million defecit in the education line item of the corrections budget after a bank account balance related to the budget was overstated. What problems could this cause for the Department of Corrections? How could this situation have been avoided?

Some Michigan residents try to get convictions erased

Recently, Michigan residents are taking advantage of a legal option that allows people to erase their criminal convictions. A study done by the University of Michigan law school suggests that 6.5 of people who meet the expungement requirements end up having their convictions set aside within five years of becoming go becoming eligible. Though this will open the doors to housing, student loans, and employment, are there negatives or concerns? If so, what could those be. For people with non-violent crimes, I think this could be a great opportunity.

Juvenile Lifers

While attending my sister's convocation from UPenn this past year the speaker they brought in was a renowned lawyer who has been fighting for juvenile rights across the country especially for minorities. One shocking fact that he mentioned was that the state of Pennsylvania has the highest number of Juveniles being sentenced to life in prison. After doing some research I was shocked by what I found. It is still an ongoing battle to get this removed. 

Can Norway's Mental Health...

Can Norway's Mental Health Rehab Serve as an Example for Michigan https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2019/10/10/norway-prison-model-fixing-mental-illness-problems-michigan-prisons/1504226001/

I am interested in knowing...

I am interested in knowing how you all feel about Michigan now being able to shed its "dubious distinction as one of only four states in the nation to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults and how you all think this could affect a teen's life being sent to prison at 17. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/11/26/opinion-whitmer-lets-build-success-youth-justice/4274286002/

This article is about a...

This article is about a current Supreme Court case involving gun control laws. I personally am pro gun control laws but also feel that the states should have to follow the constitution. I am very interested in receiving feedback about this article. https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25919821&bcid=25919821&rssid=25919811&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Few%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3D40CB0272-9721-11E8-9896-7F0EB4743667

Misinformation Causes A $10 Million Hole In Michigan's Department of Corrections Budget

The Department of Corrections was prohibited by the governor to communicate with any office about the budget this past summer. This resulted in the Legislature being completely uninformed about a $10 million defecit in the education line item of the corrections budget after a bank account balance related to the budget was overstated. What problems could this cause for the Department of Corrections? How could this situation have been avoided?

Some Michigan residents try to get convictions erased

Recently, Michigan residents are taking advantage of a legal option that allows people to erase their criminal convictions. A study done by the University of Michigan law school suggests that 6.5 of people who meet the expungement requirements end up having their convictions set aside within five years of becoming go becoming eligible. Though this will open the doors to housing, student loans, and employment, are there negatives or concerns? If so, what could those be. For people with non-violent crimes, I think this could be a great opportunity.

Juvenile Lifers

While attending my sister's convocation from UPenn this past year the speaker they brought in was a renowned lawyer who has been fighting for juvenile rights across the country especially for minorities. One shocking fact that he mentioned was that the state of Pennsylvania has the highest number of Juveniles being sentenced to life in prison. After doing some research I was shocked by what I found. It is still an ongoing battle to get this removed. 

Can Norway's Mental Health...

Can Norway's Mental Health Rehab Serve as an Example for Michigan https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2019/10/10/norway-prison-model-fixing-mental-illness-problems-michigan-prisons/1504226001/

West Michigan business leaders push for criminal justice reform

J.T Weis, along with other Democratic and Republican officals, is working towards passing legislation designed to send fewer young people to prison, as well as making it easier for inmates to "reintegrate into society." Formerly incarcerated inmates are often overlooked when it comes to the hiring process and I think it is an important issue that needs to be addressed.

Private Prison Re-Open

A private prison in Baldwin, MI could re-open this week. It was originally closed in 2017, but now it is expecting over 1800 inmates to arrive. About 260 workers will be hired hoping to boost Michigan's economy. What is different about this prison is that it is for non-citizen inmates. Many inmates are awaiting deportation or serving 90 days or less. Do you think this prison will help boost Michigan's economy? Do you think non-citizen inmates will be treated equally compared to citizen inmates? 

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PROPOSAL for getting more MENTAL THERAPY for juvenile inmates

 Michigan Student Caucus Proposal Template for  Summers-Knoll Students 2019 Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS due Oct 22 Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal? Use the legislative database found here: HB 4802

  2. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? 

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