The court says Michigan’s civil rights law doesn’t apply to lawsuits by prisoners.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit after it got no response to two dozen letters sent to inmates.
Vermont Inmates Voice Complaints About New Michigan Prison: No Windows, No Privacy, No Premium Movie Channel
Among the complaints: “Currently, we’re only given one hour of outside recreation per day.”
Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.
Surveillance video shows the four women kissing and sexually touching male inmates inside a walk-in cooler.
The court said inmates convicted of murder as teens won’t get new sentences, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared automatic no-parole punishments for youth as unconstitutional.
The company that runs the kitchens in Michigan prisons is taking some heat and racking up $98,000 in fined.
Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.
The Macomb County Sheriff says the jail has been over capacity for seven consecutive days.
A federal judge has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison and ordered him to make $2M in restitution for defrauding the families of inmates