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Seniors Behind Bars

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney Helen was serving a life sentence in prison. At age 85, she went before the parole board. Her kidneys were failing and she required dialysis twice a week. The parole board found her to be a threat to society because “she did not have firm employment plans.” At age 86, Helen died in prison. For more about Helen’s story read Tenacious: Art … Continue reading Seniors Behind Bars

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevention is possible. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact, including words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. Nearly 1 in 5 women and … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Elder Law of Michigan Speaks Up on Behalf of Older Crime Victims

by Ron Tatro, Vice President & COO Each year the Michigan Department of Corrections spends more than 2 billion dollars housing and management over 40,000 inmates. The Michigan Law Revision Commission and The Council of State Governments have spent the past year studying the Corrections system. This review has included how different parts of society is impacted and to what degree. Elder Law of Michigan … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Speaks Up on Behalf of Older Crime Victims