Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on January 18, 2017 To require the Department of Corrections to only house 17- to 22-year-old inmates with others in that age range, unless specific circumstances prevent this. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on January 18, 2017
Reported in the Senate on January 31, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness on February 2, 2017
Reported in the House on March 2, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on March 8, 2017. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".To require the Department of Corrections to develop rehabilitation plans for inmates aged 18 to 22, and provide programming designed for that age group. Prison officials used the term "gladiator schools" to characterize the Senate-passed version, which required young prisoners be housed together, and separated from older prisoners. So the House dropped that.