Editorial: Raise Juvenile Age in Michigan
The mission in dealing with juveniles should be to rehabilitate, not simply to punish. But teens who are tried and sentenced as adults rarely leave prison as rehabilitated, productive citizens. Too often, the system turns out more hardened criminals. Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, a sponsor of the legislation, says the large number of bills are needed because changes must be made in many areas of state and local law, from the criminal code of procedures and sentencing guidelines to the types of crimes that are committed. Read more here.