New laws look to overhaul Michigan’s parole, probation system
Gretchen Whitmer has signed new legislation into law that will overhaul the state’s parole and probation system. “The package of legislation included three very important reforms to supervision, to probation and to parole,” Haney said. Those laws aim to reshape the state’s probation and parole system and help thousands of people. What these reforms do is that they seek to make probation and parole more just and more effective,” Haney said. The new set of laws will reduce adult felony probation sentences in Michigan from five years to three years and prevent endless extensions on misdemeanor and felony probation terms.
Waterford Township woman released 20 months after conviction in husband’s death
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Waterford Township woman who spent 20 months in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in her husband’s death has been released. Tin Talbot’s family members lined up to wait for her release Tuesday morning, but not everyone is happy she’s out of prison. Talbot was released at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after spending 20 months -- the minimum sentence from her conviction -- in prison. She was granted parole and released after exactly 20 months. READ: Waterford Township woman details alleged abuse she endured before killing her husbandSzczepanowicz’s family wasn’t happy about the plea deal or Talbot’s parole.
Waterford Township woman convicted in 2018 death of husband released from prison
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Waterford Township woman convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband was released from prison Tuesday morning. (WDIV)On Sept. 14, 2018, she told a judge that she shot Szczepanowicz while fearing for the lives of her son and herself. READ: Waterford Township woman details alleged abuse she endured before killing her husbandIn July, Talbot told supporters from behind bars that she was told she would be paroled on Nov. 17, which is exactly 20 months. Supporters have been calling on the state to free Talbot, while Szczepanowicz’s family has petitioned for her to stay locked up. READ: Waterford Township woman who killed husband, citing years of abuse, granted paroleWatch the report from July 21, 2020, below:
Michigan Court of Appeals orders immediate release of 15-year-old Grace'
DETROIT On Friday, the emergency motion for immediate release was granted for a 15-year-old known as Grace by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Michigan teen had been detained for not completing her online homework, a condition of her parole. Even celebrities called for the teens release. Democratic Michigan Congressman, Andy Levin, who first called on the court to review the case after the story broke sent a statement on her release. In the interim, they are both extremely and deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support from around the country, and for Graces release; she is anxious to be with her family.Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Tweeted on the teens release.
Waterford Township woman who killed husband, citing years of abuse, granted parole
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Waterford Township woman who said she killed her husband because of years of abuse has been granted parole. Tina Talbot was convicted of murdering her husband in 2018, but she claimed it came after years of abuse. Officials said she shot and killed her husband, Milosz Szczepanowicz, because he abused her and her son with special needs. On Sept. 14, 2018, she told a judge that she shot Szczepanowicz while fearing for the lives of her son and herself. (WDIV)Supporters have been calling on the state to free Talbot, while Szczepanowiczs family has petitioned for her to stay locked up.
Wayne County prosecutor seeks victims of inmates who will soon be released from prison -- See a list of names here
DETROIT – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is seeking victims of prisoners who will soon be paroled so they can be properly notified. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, MDOC began sending letters to the office early last month about paroling prisoners because of the COVID-19 outbreak. In any given month, MDOC paroles just under 700 prisoners a month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s over 700 and closer to 800. READ: Hundreds of inmates released from Metro Detroit county jailsAt the county jails in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, officials have been reviewing the cases of inmates who would not be a danger to the public if released.
Wayne County prosecutor seeks victims of inmates who will soon be released from prison
Wayne County prosecutor seeks victims of inmates who will soon be released from prisonPublished: May 5, 2020, 11:12 pmWayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is seeking victims of prisoners who will soon be paroled so they can be properly notified.