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For more information, contact:

John Nevin

Director of Communications

Michigan Supreme Court

(517) 373-0129​


Krista MacPherson

Officer, Communications

The Pew Charitable Trusts

(202) 540-6048



Data D​​riven ​​Justice Solutions

Mich​igan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration​​

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Thurs., Jan. 9 Task Force meeting 6: Lansing (public)
Boji Tower, MI Senate Hearing Room - Ground Floor, 
124 W. Allegan St., Lansing, MI 48933

9:30 – 11:00 a.m., final report and recommendations released​



Governor Whitmer signing EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2019-10 Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration 

Governor Whitmer signing Executive Order No. 2019-10.

(Behind Gov. Whitmer, l to r): D.J. Hilson, Muskegon County Prosecutor and President, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan; Stephan Currie, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Counties; State Rep. Lee Chatfield, Speaker of the House; Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II; Chief Justice Bridget McCormack; and Attorney General Dana Nessel​.

VIDEO: Press Conference Announcing the Joint Task Force Initiative​ (April 17, 2019)


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​​Below are dates, times, and locations for meetings of the full Task Force, public testimony, and policy development subgroups.



Task Force meetings post-report: dates/locations TBA



 Resource Documents

Jails Task Force Newsletter - November 2019.pdf
Jails Task Force Newsletter - October 2019.pdf
Jails Task Force Newsletter - September 2019.pdf
EO 2019-10 Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration (signed).pdf
Jails Task Force Newsletter - August 2019.pdf
Michigan letter requesting technical assistance from Pew Charitable Trusts.pdf
​​Getting Justice Right​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Task Force Meeting 5 Materials (November 19, 2019, Lansing)​

Task Force Meeting 4 Materials (October 18, 2019, Detroit)​


Task Force Meeting 3 Materials (September 20, 2019, Grand Rapids)


Task Force Meeting 2 Materials (August 23, 2019, Traverse City)


​Task Force Meeting 1 Materials (July 24, 2019, Detroit)