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Michigan Radio: Raise the Age bills on their way to governor’s desk

Originally published on Michigan Radio.

"The governor will now have to decide if the criminal justice system should stop automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults.A bipartisan package of bills is now headed to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.

They would still give prosecutors discretion to charge 17-year-olds as adults for serious crimes, but that would no longer be the way they are automatically treated."

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