The criminal justice system continues to struggle with what to do with juveniles who are convicted of a crime. Not so long ago, Michigan was among the state that allowed courts to sentence juveniles convicted of nonviolent drug offenses to life behind bars.
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution states that when it comes to those imprisoned by the government, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Michigan is known as the home state of many legendary musicians. From Mowtown and to Eminem, the Stooges and MC5, our state has a proud tradition of contributing to the American pop music scene.