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SADO Hosts Informational Session for Friends and Family

Next session: Thursday May 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Lansing

Join SADO for an Informational Session on what to expect after a loved one is convicted of a crime and sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections. SADO staff will be on hand to address the process of appealing a conviction and how an appeal is different from the trial or plea proceedings, and will inform attendees on the visiting policies of the MDOC, how to communicate and stay connected with your incarcerated loved ones, and more. Read more


Appellate Defender Commission Selects Attorneys Michael A. Faraone and Christine Pagac as 2014 Award Recipients

Mr. Faraone was selected as the Levine Award recipient not only for his excellent service to his MAACS roster clients since 1992, but also for his extraordinary work in the case of People v. Levon Lee Bynum, 496 Mich. 610 (2014). Christine Pagac was selected as a recipient of the Thomas Award for her recent representation of two clients in successful exonerations, and she joined each of them for their release from prison. Read more


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This project was funded by the Byrne JAG grant #2010-DJ-BX-0003, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan state Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ.