LANSING — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, in which she talked about the progress made — and continued need for — criminal justice reform:
“If we want to fix the school-to-prison pipeline, it starts with fixing our judicial system and investing in education. Just this past year, we passed legislation to raise the age of convicted individuals prosecuted as adults from 17 to 18, and released our report from the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. I’m excited to build on the momentum of our collective efforts so we can give convicted juveniles and adults the chance at success they deserve through continued education and trade schools.”
Sen. Santana represents the 3rd Senate District in Wayne County that includes the cities of Dearborn, Detroit and Melvindale.
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