LANSING, Mich., March 11, 2022 – Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law House Bills 4562 and4563. The bills give parole boards the option to conduct the subsequent review of prisoners every five years, instead of annually, after a denial of parole if the majority of the parole board finds that the prisoner’s history indicates there is a present risk to public safety.

“I am relieved to see these bills signed into law, and I hope that victims and their families can rest more easily,” said state Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township), a sponsor and co-sponsor of the bills. “I grew up down the road from one of Don Miller’s victims. Gov. Whitmer did the right thing by signing these bills before he was once again up for parole and before the families were revictimized and had to testify.”

Don Miller is a serial killer who murdered four women between 1977 and 1978. He had been scheduled for another parole hearing this year.