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November 2011

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November 03, 2011

COA Opinion: Parole board did not abuse its discretion in granting parole

In In re Parole of Elias, No. 300113, the Michigan Court of Appeals reinstated the Michigan Parole Board's decision to grant parole to Michelle Elias after examining the MDOC's elaborate system used to generate 'Final Parole Guidelines' for each inmate. These guidelines categorize each inmate 'as having either a high, average, or low probability of

Nov 2011
November 03, 2011

COA Opinion: Circuit court erred in finding Parole Board abused its discretion.

In People v Haeger, No. 297099, the Court of Appeals upheld the circuit court's reversal of a Michigan Parole Board decision granting the defendant his parole. The Michigan Parole Board initially granted the defendant parole after the defendant served 17 years of a 15 to 30 year sentence. The circu

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