Robert Ficano

Robert Ficano is a criminal justice professor at Wayne County Community College, and formerly served as Wayne County Sheriff and county executive.

Articles

Opinion | Detroit tax breaks need to help neighbors, not just business empires

July 17, 2018 | Robert Ficano

Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano urges governor candidates to consider new tax policies to help grow small businesses, rather than business titans.

The cash-bond system has served the country since 1835. It’s finally time for a change.

June 9, 2017 | Robert Ficano

For indigent defendants awaiting trial, a $1,000 bond might as well be all the money in the world, turning county jails into debtors’ prisons. Data points to a better way.