The Lost of Michigan — Released Prisoners Needing State Identification

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 87, No. 11, p. 36, 2008

6 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2011  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: November 1, 2008

Abstract

Personal photographic identification is critical to the rehabilitation of released prisoners. One agency helps 1,000 recently released prisoners try for ID each year — succeeding only half the time.

Lawyers should help their incarcerated clients plan for and obtain identification to reduce recidivism and improve prospects for rehabilitation. Legislatures should adopt legislation requiring prisons and secretary-of-state offices to provide prisoners with reliable identification on release.

Keywords: identification, photograph, proof, citizenship, prisoner, release, rehabilitation, recidivism

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P., The Lost of Michigan — Released Prisoners Needing State Identification (November 1, 2008). Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 87, No. 11, p. 36, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961658

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

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