September 2, 2014 at 12:01 am

Special report: Who is being paroled?

Over the last year, nearly 16,000 felons have been eligible for parole in Michigan and the state says it is releasing felons at a faster rate to lower corrections costs. A recently compiled list of thousands of potential parolees obtained by The Detroit News gives a snapshot of who is on deck.

The list provides a rare glimpse inside a process that has been going on routinely for years -- but is now under fire from law enforcement officials worried they don't have the time or resources to challenge potential parolees they believe pose a threat to public safety.