Michigan Attorney General

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4:13 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Report Details Factors Leading To Inmate Escape

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AG prison report cites human, technology errors as prime cause of inmate escape

A report by the Michigan Attorney General's office has found both human and technology failures played a part in the prison escape of a convicted murderer.

Michael Elliot slipped out of the Ionia Correctional Facility last February 2 by crawling under fences during a heavy snowfall. He wore white clothes to blend into the snow. He was captured about 24 hours later in Indiana.

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Michigan News
10:03 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban In Michigan

Michigan Attorney general Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. 

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Michigan News
8:51 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Michigan Officials Ask US Attorney General to Recognize State's Same-Sex Marriages

US Attorney General Eric Holder is being asked to weigh in on Michigan's same-sex marriages
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  US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t. 

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7:18 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

State Attorney General Officers Talk About Human Trafficking During Visit To EMU

(l-r) Carol Isaacs, Chief Deputy Attorney General; Kelly Carter, Assitant Attorney General; and John Lazet, the Attorney General's Director of Crime Victim Advocacy.
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When you think about crime in Michigan, human trafficking may not leap to mind.  But three high-ranking officers in the state Attorney General's office say it probably should.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Carol Isaacs was among those who participated in a discussion on human trafficking at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Tuesday. 

She says human trafficking - both sexual and labor trafficking - is prevalent in Michigan.

"We think it is under-reported," Isaacs said. "Mis-labeled, un-reported and hidden in plain sight."

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