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Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

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Michigan Prison Workers Fired For Sexual Contact With Inmates

Surveillance video shows the four women kissing and sexually touching male inmates inside a walk-in cooler.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014

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Michigan Juvenile Lifers Still May Get Freedom

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.

CBS Detroit–07/12/2014

Prison Food Vendor Fined For Inappropriate Contact With Inmates, Menu Problems

The company that runs the kitchens in Michigan prisons is taking some heat and racking up $98,000 in fined.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

Michigan Prisons To Provide Halal Meals Under Settlement With ACLU

Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

State Of Emergency: Inmates May Be Released From Overcrowded County Jail

The Macomb County Sheriff says the jail has been over capacity for seven consecutive days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2013

Mich. Man Gets 20 Years For Fleecing Inmates’ Kin

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

Lawsuit Claims Unfair Treatment Of Muslim Inmates

The Michigan Department of Corrections is being sued by a civil rights group on behalf of Muslim inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

Mich. Man Wants To Drop Guilty Plea In $2M Scam

A Michigan man who reaped $2 million by telling inmates that he could spring them from prison wants to withdraw his guilty plea after learning he could face decades behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013

This image shows six works of art created by incarcerated mothers. (Credit: lsa.umich.edu)

Mothers Behind Bars Speak Out Through Art

Women behind bars at more than three dozen prisons around the country have put their voices into one large piece of artwork that’s now on display in Ann Arbor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

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