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Nessel: Parole Board Decision Puts Public Safety at Risk

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today filed an appeal from the decision of the Michigan Parole Board with the Livingston County Circuit Court in opposition to the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Board’s decision to parole Floyd Jarvi, 63.

Jarvi pled no contest in 1994 on multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery, and felony-firearm. He became eligible for parole in 2014. Jarvi was sentenced to 23 to 60 years in prison. 

"It is evident that Jarvi still harbors dangerous attitudes concerning women and rape and remains a threat to our state,” Nessel said. “The Parole Board clearly abused its discretion when it decided to parole Jarvi. The facts underlying Jarvi’s convictions which led to his incarceration are horrendous and nightmarish.”

The parole board considered and denied Jarvi’s parole multiple times since 2014 before deciding to release him in October 2022.

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