No Food Stamps For Prisoners Under New State Law

Michigan has a new law making it illegal for prison inmates to participate in the state’s food stamp program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2012

Bags or marijuana (Getty Images, File Photo)

Woman Charged With Smuggling Pot Into Mich. Prison

A Detroit woman accused of choking on marijuana after being caught smuggling it into a southern Michigan prison has been charged.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2012

File photo of a state prison in Jackson, Michigan. (credit: Dennis Macdonald/GettyImages)

Lawyers Sue To Get Inside Michigan Prisons

Lawyers are suing to get into Michigan prisons.


Problem-Plagued Prison Co. Could Be In Line To Oversee Mich Inmates

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012

ACLU Wants Ban On Type Of Strip Search In Mich

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

Bill Would Require Inmates To Pay Sales Tax

A bill in Lansing would force inmates to pay sales tax on prison purchases for the first time in more than 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

Left to right: Corey Young and Joseph Jordan (credit: Michigan Department of Attorney General)

Guards Charged With Sneaking Marijuana To Prisoners

Police and the Michigan Attorney General say the two men accepted money and smuggled marijuana and tobacco into the inmates’ cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2011

Snyder Signs Parole Notification Bill

County prosecutors must be notified when prison inmates are set free under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2011

Mound Prison In Detroit To Close

More than 1,000 inmates at Mound Correctional Facility in Detroit will be moved in the coming months after state corrections officials announced Wednesday they’re closing the medium-security prison after all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011

MI Prisons Keep Inmates Longer, Costs Millions

Michigan often keeps inmates long after other states would have released them for similar crimes, driving up prison costs by millions of dollars a year and eating up a quarter of the state’s general fund.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2011