Report says parole systems costs taxpayers millions
By Rick Pluta
A new report says Michigan's parole system is too stingy when it comes to releasing prisoners with sentences of up to life in prison.
The report by the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending says there are 850 lifers in Michigan prison for second-degree murder and other violent crimes who could be paroled. In many cases, they're older and the report says very unlikely to re-offend.