Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration

The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration was established by  Executive Order No. 2019-10. The Task Force acts in an advisory capacity with the goal of developing ambitious, innovative, and thorough recommendations for changes in state law, policy, and appropriations to expand alternatives to jail, safely reduce jail admissions and length of stay, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Michigan’s justice systems.  
 
 

Statute

Current Members:

Amanda Alexander, Detroit
Represents community corrections or pretrial services
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Jerry Clayton, Ann Arbor
Represents a county sheriff or county jail administrator from a county with a population of 200,000 or more according to the most recent decennial census from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Craig DeRoche, Novi
Represents an individual recognized as a faith leader or a community leader appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Term expires 9/30/20
  
William Gutzwiller, Sr., Essexville
Represents a police chief appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Police Chiefs
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Dale “DJ” Hilson, Muskegon
Represents a county prosecutor appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Monica Jahner, Lansing
Represents an individual who is a formerly incarcerated person appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Sheryl Kubiak, Ph.D., Milford
Represents a community member who is a crime survivor or victim advocate
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Jim Miller, Allegan
Represents a county sheriff or jail administrator from a county with a population less than 200,000 according to the most recent decennial census from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Takura Nyamfukudza, Lansing
Represents an individual who is a public defender or a criminal defense attorney for indigent clients appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Bill Peterson, Alpena
Represents a member of a board of county commissioners from a county with a population of less than 200,000 according to the most recent decennial census from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Counties
Term expires 9/30/20
  
James R. Talen, Grand Rapids
Represents a member of a board of county commissioners from a county with a population of 200,000 or more according to the most recent decennial census from a list of two or more nominees submitted by the Michigan Association of Counties
Term expires 9/30/20
  
Robert VerHeulen, Walker
Represents an individual recognized as a community leader or a business leader appointed from a list of one or more nominees submitted by the Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate
Term expires 9/30/20
Representatives of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government:
 
Lieutenant Governor GarlinGilchrist II - Co-Chair
Represents the executive branch of state government
 
Attorney General Dana Nessel
Represents the executive branch of state government
 
Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court - Co-Chair
Represents the judicial branch of state government  
 
Judge Prentis Edwards, Jr., 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County
Designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
 
Judge Thomas P. Boyd , 55th District Court of Ingham County
Designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
 
Senator Jim Runestad, 15th Senate District 
Designated by the Senate Majority Leader
 
Senator Sylvia Santana, 3rd Senate District
Designated by the Senate Minority Leader  
 
Representative Mike Mueller, 51st House District 
Designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives  
 
Representative Tenisha Yancey, 1st House District 
Designated by the House Minority Leader