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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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Man Pleads Guilty In $2.6M Prison Legal Aid Scam

A southeastern Michigan man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, two years after being accused of stealing $2.6 million from thousands of prisoners and their family members nationwide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

Fellowship Holds Angel Tree Day To Help Children Of Prisoners

Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers are hosting Angel Tree Day on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise awareness and recruit churches to help children of incarcerated parents, especially since Christmas is rapidly approaching.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2012

ACLU Sues County Jail Over Treatment Of Inmates

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan claims the Isabella County jail isn’t treating women inmates fairly and doesn’t allow all inmates enough time outside their cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2012

Jail Could Release More Inmates To Ease Crowding

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department is considering reducing sentences for more inmates in the face of a jail overcrowding emergency.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2012

Over 200 Prisoners Freed From Oakland County Jail

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2012

Inmate Sues Over Jail’s Refusal To Serve Kosher Meals

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2012

Michigan Seeks Bids For Prison Medical Services

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2012

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