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

Report: 90,000 Inmates Sexually Victimized

The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of inmates in prison and 3.1 percent of inmates in jail report being victimized sexually by another inmate or staff member.


One Of Two Escaped Inmates Captured In Wyoming

Authorities say they have captured one of the two convicts who escaped from an Arizona prison in Wyoming.


Ariz. Prison Escapees Linked To NM Killings

Two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and a woman thought to have helped them have been linked to the investigation of a couple’s killing in New Mexico.