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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.

Michigan House Considers Constitutional Amendment to Protect Data

Proposed law would provide urgently required protections to individual rights to privacy and property in Michigan … more

Legislature Overhauls Michigan’s Criminal Justice System

Legally Innocent, Yet Behind Bars

Michigan’s cash bail system means pre-trial justice may not be so just … more

Criminal Justice Reforms Signed Into Law, More Left to Do

Enacting some long-overdue reforms should pave the way to pass several others this year … more

Ex-Offenders Are Closing the Gap

No Government? No Problem

Michiganders create innovations, not merely solutions, when problem-solving … more

Closing Crime and Punishment’s Revolving Door

Two Good Reasons to Stop Licensing

Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms For Michigan

After four long years of debate, change has finally arrived … more

A Glimmer of Hope for Job-Seeking Ex-Offenders

Corrections Department could hire former prisoners under proposed bill … more