New Bill Intensifies Michigan Parole Program

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are poised to approve legislation that is aimed at keeping the 100,000 criminals who are under supervision in the state from breaking the law again.

The 21-bill package up for votes in the House Wednesday would limit the length of incarceration for offenders who violate their probation and create a more intensive parole program. The bills cleared the Senate last month and should reach Gov. Rick Snyder quickly.