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Mich. crime victims get more notice under new law

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM

If a parolee absconds, victims must be notified. They also must get a heads up from the state when the governor denies a commutation or when the inmate dies in prison.

The requirements are being hailed by Attorney General Bill Schuette and lawmakers who say crime victims deserve to stay informed. The law also lets victims show exhibits at parole hearings.

Another bill signed by Calley restricts child porn defendants from accessing evidence of the porn before trial. Schuette said children shouldn’t be re-victimized.

The bills are Senate Bills 1211 and 1313.

Calley signed the legislation because Snyder is outside the state.

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