House passes criminal justice package, leaves behind post-incarceration jobs bill
LANSING, MI -- The House on Wednesday passed a broad package of bills aimed at criminal justice reform, but left behind one that would have given employers grants to hire parolees and probationers. Overall, the 21-bill package aims to stop recidivism -- what main sponsor Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joe, refers to as the revolving door of the state's $2 billion corrections system.
"The intent is for the reform package to increase the chance of success for offenders both on the front door of our prison system and on the back door of our prison system," Proos said.
...The package has passed both chambers, but the Senate will need to approve the bills in their House-passed forms, and they will need a signature from the governor, to become law.