McCormack, Gilchrist Steer Criminal Justice Reform Committee

December 7, 2020

Margolis, Gallagher, and Cross congratulate Chief Justice McCormack and Lt. Gov Gilchrist for being recognized for their work on behalf of criminal justice reform.

Amid two years of divided government and a 9-month pandemic, one of the state’s largest bipartisan collaborations on criminal justice reform to date brought together Michigan’s executive, judicial and legislative branches for real change.

The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration gathered some of the first comprehensive data from Michigan’s courts and jails, focused on the issues swelling the state’s jail populations and pushed for systemic change in the jails and courts.

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist helmed the endeavor as co-chairs. But both are quick to note the task force was made up of more than a dozen bipartisan stakeholders from law enforcement, counties, the Legislature, judges, prosecutors, victims rights advocates, the formerly incarcerated and data analysts.

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