Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says releasing 228 prisoners from the overcrowded Oakland County Jail could have been avoided if judges had used alternative sentencing.
An inmate at a Grand Rapids jail is suing for the right to be served kosher meals, saying he’s lost 30 pounds while eating only greens, bread and cereal.
The State of Michigan is seeking bids for a three-year deal to provide medical services to all its 43,000 inmates as part of a possible privatization effort that could replace the work of 1,300 state employees, officials said.
Michigan has a new law making it illegal for prison inmates to participate in the state’s food stamp program.
A Detroit woman accused of choking on marijuana after being caught smuggling it into a southern Michigan prison has been charged.
Lawyers are suing to get into Michigan prisons.
A private company that a federal investigation found allowed “a cesspool” of conditions to exist at a Mississippi youth prison and that paid a $1.1 million fine for understaffing New Mexico prisons could be in line to oversee Michigan inmates in the next year.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Michigan Department of Corrections to ban an invasive type of strip search that the group says humiliates female prisoners.
A bill in Lansing would force inmates to pay sales tax on prison purchases for the first time in more than 40 years.
Police and the Michigan Attorney General say the two men accepted money and smuggled marijuana and tobacco into the inmates’ cells.