A Project of the University of Michigan Law School and the MDefenders Program

Brief arguing that an individual sentenced to lifetime electronic monitoring and sex offender registration in Michigan is “in custody” for purposes of establishing federal jurisdiction to hear his habeas corpus petition

Although this is a habeas brief, pages 27-29 (p. 34-36 of the PDF) lay out how lifetime electronic monitoring burdens participation in civic and social life by causing adverse impacts on relationships, decreased psychological well being, and reduced employment opportunities. The data collected in this section could be useful to defenders in sentencing and/or pre-trial […]