Criminal Justice

Stop charging 17-year-olds as adults: The conservative case for ‘raise the age’

Michigan produces more cars and cherries than any other state, but it can do better with the state’s most important product: its children. Michigan is now just one of four states that automatically treats 17-year-olds as adults in the justice system, even for the lowest-level misdemeanors. Fortunately, legislation that was re-filed earlier this month with bipartisan support...

April 11, 2019