AP Interview: Bipartisan group seeks criminal justice bill

September 20, 2015 By David Eggert
Washington Times

A national group representing the left and right of the political spectrum is concentrating on Michigan as ripe for criminal justice changes that include releasing parolees earlier and taming law enforcement’s seizure of people’s assets regardless of whether charges are filed.

The U.S. Justice Action Network comprises seven partner groups such as the liberal American Civil Liberties Union and Center for American Progress and conservative FreedomWorks and Americans for Tax Reform. The organization’s executive director, Holly Harris, has been traveling to Lansing to lobby lawmakers and others since its formation in the summer and hopes legislation is enacted by year’s end.

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