How it Works
Prisoners are eligible for parole consideration after serving their minimum sentence. Parole is a period of community supervision, usually two years, prior to discharge.
In Michigan, the maximum sentence is set by the statute, and the minimum sentence is set by the sentencing judge.
The parole board attains jurisdiction over the prisoner sentenced when the minimum sentence has been served, minus any good time or disciplinary credits earned.
How We Help
As a licensed counselor, Kathleen Schaefer provides one-on-one consultation to prepare prisoners for the parole board interview and/or public hearing and will attend your parole interview or public hearing as your lay representative.
We also prepare reconsideration requests to the parole board and provide guidance and expertise for interstate compact transfers and through parole supervision discharge.
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