New Parole Rules for Non-citizens

A new law will enable qualifying non-citizens to be released from prison early for the purposes of deportation. To qualify, the prisoner must have served half the minimum sentence.

Prisoners convicted of murder in the first or second degree, criminal sexual conduct in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree, or sentenced as a habitual offender will be ineligible for this parole.

In the event that the paroled prisoner is not deported after release, the Department of Corrections will assume custody of the prisoner and he or she will be returned to prison.

As a condition of the parole the prisoner must not reenter the United States. Illegal entry will cause the parole to be revoked and a warrant issued for the arrest of the paroled prisoner.

MCL 791.234b

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