Michigan

Restoration of Rights Project – Michigan Profile

Guide to restoration of rights, pardon, sealing & expungement following a Michigan criminal conviction

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A Legal Outline for Michigan

Miriam Aukerman, Reentry Law Project, Legal Aid of Western Michigan (2008)

Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Tracey W. Brame Ed., ICLE (2012)

Michigan Poverty Law Program Reentry Law Wiki

 

 


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  • New research report: Four Years of Second Chance Reforms, 2013-2016 (2/8/2017) - Introduction Since 2013, almost every state has taken at least some steps to chip away at the negative effects of a criminal record on an individual’s ability to earn a living, access housing, education and public benefits, and otherwise fully participate in civil society.  It has not been an easy task, in part because of the volume and complexity of [...]
  • Michigan sex offender registration amendments held unconstitutional (8/26/2016) - A federal appeals court has concluded that Michigan’s amendments to its Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) “impose[] punishment” and thus may not constitutionally be applied retroactively.  See Does v. Snyder, No. 15-1536 (6th Cir. Aug. 25, 2016).  Here is the concluding analysis from the Sixth Circuit’s unanimous panel decision reaching this result: So, is SORA’s actual effect punitive?  Many states confronting similar [...]
  • President promises a more “open” pardon process, more pardon grants (3/11/2015) - During a Town Hall in South Carolina on March 6, President Obama spoke for the second time in recent weeks about his intention to use his pardon power more generously in the final two years of his term. Responding to a criminal defense attorney who asked what she could do to “increase the number of federal pardons,” the President explained that he was [...]
  • Moral panic over sex offenses results in cruel and self-defeating overpunishment (1/16/2015) - National Lawyers Guild Review Editor-in-Chief Nathan Goetting has published a thought-provoking piece in the most recent issue of the Review, commenting on America’s “moral panic” over sexual offenses, which has “created self-defeating policies, unconstitutional laws, and cruel punishments.”   Among those punishments are a plethora of collateral consequences that stigmatize and shame without regard to actual risk.  We reprint the editorial [...]
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