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Project Reentry Publishes Newsletter for Returning Citizens

The Drum: Articles, Stories, and Resources for the JLWOP Community

The June 2018 issue of The Drum is now available. The Drum is a publication, produced by SADO’s Project Reentry, featuring articles by and for former juvenile lifers returning to the community. The Drum also identifies a wide variety of resources for returning citizens, including financial budgeting, employment opportunities, and community tips. And it includes articles from returning citizens describing their struggles and successes. This month's issue includes information on our June and July workshops, a spotlight on returning citizen Kimberly Simmons, and tips for getting the most out of summer. Read More


SADO's Project Reentry Presents "Your Best Life Reentry Workshop Series"

Next: Eastern Market Workshop, June 24, 2018

SADO’s Project Reentry facilitates the Your Best Life Reentry Workshop Series aimed at assisting returning citizens with essential life skills necessary for a successful transition home. These workshops are primarily geared toward reentering juvenile lifers, but all returning citizens are welcome. SADO has hosted workshops focused on technology, employment, finances, general support, relationships, and taxes. Attendees of the upcoming Eastern Market Workshop will learn about healthy eating on a budget and how to navigate to and around the Eastern Market. Read More


Michigan Court of Appeals Agrees with Hill v Snyder, Rules MCL 769.25a(6) Unconstitutional

People v Wiley, People v Rucker, COA Nos. 336898 & 338870, issued May 4, 2018

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that MCL 769.25a(6), a statute that deprived juvenile lifers whose offenses were committed before December 15, 1998, of disciplinary credit and good time earned, is an unconstitutional ex post facto law under both the United States and Michigan Constitution. People v Wiley, People v Rucker, ___ Mich App ___ (2018). The court reached its decision adopting the reasoning of Hill v Snyder, where the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that the statute was an unconstitutional ex post facto law under the federal Constitution. Read More


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This project was funded by the Byrne JAG grant #2010-DJ-BX-0003, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan state Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ.