GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The State of Michigan is suing a prisoner for money he earned from a book deal he got while behind bars.
Curt Dawkins is convicted of murdering Tom Bowman in Kalamazoo, back in 2004.
Dawkins’ book, “The Graybar Hotel” was reviewed by the New York Times. Now, the State wants the money from the book sales.
Michigan law allows assets to be seized to reimburse the state for the cost of housing a prisoner.
The twist in this case is the money isn’t going to the prisoner, it’s going to his three kids.
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