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SBM - Prisons and Corrections Spring Conference

Time: June 21, 2024 - 9am-1:30pm
Location: Zoom

We invite you to attend the Prisons and Corrections Section's Spring Conference titled "The Presentence Investigation and Report (PSIR)." This training will talk about everything you want to know about the PSIR, how to prepare your client for the interview, and how the MDOC utilizes the report. 


9-9:45am - MDOC PSI Policy and Procedure and Michigan Court Rules, presented by Jacqueline Gallant from the MDOC

9:45–10am - Break

10-10:30am - Post-Conviction and PSI Interviews. A run through of the new court rule, MCR 6.425(A)(2), allowing attorneys to be present at the PSI interviews, preparing a written offense statement, assisting clients with preparation of the PSI workbook and gathering documents for the interview, presented by attorney Jill Price

10:30–11:15am - At sentencing, the objections to the PSIR, MCR 6.425(B)-(E). How to make objections to the PSIR, including guideline scoring and the best practices for attorneys at sentencing, presented by attorney Michael McCarthy

11:15–11:30am - Break

11:30am–12:15pm - Sentencing memorandum & mitigation evidence for sentencing and resentencing hearings. What belongs in the defense counsel’s sentencing memorandum and a discussion of mitigation evidence, MIDC money, and resources available, presented by attorney Rachel Wolfe and Mitigation Specialist Emily Swanson from MAACS

12:15–1:15pm - Shining a Light on How the PSI is Used in the MDOC, presented by a MDOC RGC expert—Kyle Kaminski.

1:15-1:30pm - Q&A

Questions? Contact Patricia Maceroni at