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Kahryn Riley

Policy Analyst

Kahryn Riley is a Mackinac Center policy analyst. She joined the criminal justice reform initiative in June 2016, after working for two years as a regional advancement officer at the Center.

Kahryn is an attorney and an alumna of Hillsdale College and Regent University School of Law. She has worked for free-market think tanks in Michigan, New York, and Washington, DC, for the Office of the Public Defender in Norfolk, Virginia, and for Consumers Energy’s department of Regulatory Affairs.

Kahryn and her husband reside in Lansing.

Introducing the Criminal Justice Initiative

Putting Too Many People in Prison Puts Michigan at Risk

New study indicates prison time increases recidivism … more

Pugsley Correctional Facility to Close

Michigan's prison population on the decline … more

Do Michigan Criminal Penalties Make Sense? No One Knows

Petty Restrictions on Tobacco Endanger Respect for Law

Creating unnecessary crimes weakens force of important laws … more

Key Part of Civil Asset Forfeiture Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Bond requirement challenged at Court of Appeals … more

Addressing the Shortcomings of Probation and Parole

Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program a success … more

MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions

Corporate Giving Boosts Employee Recruitment and Retention

Criminal Justice in a Free Society

Mackinac Center announces criminal justice initiative … more