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Union Says Prison Security Weakened By Private Food Contractor

Security at Michigan prisons has apparently gotten weaker in the six weeks since food service operations were handed over to a private contractor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014

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Feds Decide Detroit Jails Are Too Awful, Move Prisoners Elsewhere

The U.S. Marshals Service is moving about 200 federal prisoners out of Wayne County’s two downtown Detroit jails, which have poor building conditions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

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1-Person Grand Jury To Look At Failed Jail Project

One person will have the say as to whether there was criminal activity over the $91 million cost overrun of the Wayne County Jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

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Ficano Tries To Explain Wayne County Jail Debacle

The unfinished downtown Wayne County Jail is in limbo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

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Ficano Suggests Scrapping Half-Finished Jail Project

With construction suspended for running millions over budget, Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano is now recommending walking away from the downtown Detroit jail project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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Work On New Wayne County Jail To Halt For 60 Days

Work on a new jail in downtown Detroit will cease for 60 days while Wayne County officials look into projected costs overruns for the facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2013

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Will Wayne County’s Jail Project Get The Death Penalty?

Potential cost overruns, lack of financing and a state jail, are all reasons why the $200 million project might be scrapped.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2013

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Michigan Privatizing Prison Food Service

State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

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Ex-Deputy Gets Probation In Painkiller Theft Case

A former sheriff’s deputy in Michigan who authorities say stole a prescription pain reliever from a jail while on duty has been sentenced to a year of probation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2013

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Lansing Detention Officer Charged In Jail Assault

A 54-year-old Lansing jail detention officer has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with an assault on an inmate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2013

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