Join us for a Summer Mixer: Uniting for Second Look!
We are excited to invite you to a special summer mixer event in Detroit, brought to you by American Friends Service Committee and the Second Look Coalition. This event aims to gather individuals who have served long sentences and are now home, providing an opportunity to come together, connect, and support the Second Look Legislation.(more…)
Incarceration Off-Ramps & Transforming Public Safety Learning Community
Across Michigan, dedicated individuals are working tirelessly to enhance community safety while addressing the harmful impacts of excessive policing. They organize community violence intervention, advocate for police accountability, and build restorative justice alternatives to traditional prosecution, among other transformative efforts.
These are truly exciting times!(more…)
Proposed Legislation Restores Limited Records Access for Incarcerated People
As an official endorsement from the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI), we fully endorse Representative Stephanie Young’s proposed legislation, House Bill 4427, aimed at restoring limited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) access to incarcerated individuals. We express our gratitude to Rep.Young for her efforts in bringing forth this critical legislation, which we believe will have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of incarcerated individuals.(more…)
Second Chances: Press Conference & Community Rally in Lansing
Proposed bill brings second chances to thousands of Michigan residents.
Senator Chang is the sponsor behind the Second Look bill that offers second chances for individuals serving long prison sentences in Michigan. When passed, the bill would allow incarcerated persons to apply for a reduced sentence after serving a minimum of ten years.
What: Rally for 2nd Look legislation(more…)
When: Wednesday, April 19. Rally at 8:30am, Press conference at 9am, legislative lit drops at 10am.
Where: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 — new location.
How to RSVP: Visit bit.ly/2ndLookRSVP to RSVP
Returning Citizens Initiative – New bill package to guarantee returning citizens will receive vital documents.