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Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier

January 13th 2017

Tracking People in Michigan’s Criminal Justice System Just Got Easier (MDHHS, Jan. 13, 2017) LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has enhanced the MI-VINE (Michigan Victim Information and Notification Everyday) service with a powerful new feature called RegistrationLink 2.0. The RegistrationLink system links offender records and cases to better […]

Career Center Workshop Can Help Felons Find Jobs

October 5th 2011

“Once you check that box, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been.” The biggest fear of many with a criminal record is that once they admit having been convicted of a crime they are automatically over-looked as potential employees. “I’ve been free for twenty years, and I’ve done my best to be a good citizen. I coach sports. I have a family. I work hard. But it doesn’t matter. If there is a stack of people to choose from, why pick someone with a record?”

After 20 Years in Prison, Ex Con Sees Filming as a New Start

March 30th 2011

When Dez Mansell was released from prison on parole in 2008, the bright optimism of freedom was overshadowed by the fear and insecurity of figuring out how to make an honest living.

“I’ve been a liar, cheater and a thief since I was 12,” Mansell said. “I have made a very stark transformation. But still, it’s hard for people, especially employers, to trust me.”