The Crime Victim's Rights Act, P.A. 87 of 1985, as amended, provides certain rights to victims of crimes. The prosecuting attorney is required by law to inform the victim of his or her rights under the terms of the Crime Victim's Rights Act during the pre-conviction process.
Victims are required to be notified and consulted during the various steps of the criminal justice process. The victim can also submit a written or oral impact statement to the probation officer preparing the presentence investigation report.
In accordance with the act, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), upon the written request of a victim, must provide notification to victims regarding a prisoner's status during their incarceration.