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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

Sanilac County Jail To Undergo Renovation, Expansion

The county expects to pay the company $6.9 million to build a 19,000-square-foot addition and renovate the existing building.

07/16/2012

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Snyder OKs Jail For Disrupting Religious Service

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation making it a misdemeanor to disrupt a religious service in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

Court Offers Hope To State’s 358 Juvenile Lifers

Michigan inmates serving mandatory life sentences without parole for crimes they committed as minors may have a chance to pursue freedom rather than spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

Man Gets Prison For Role Lansing Girl’s Death

A man has been sentenced to at least eight years in prison for his role in a home invasion that led to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Lansing girl.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

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Man Ordered To Jail For Killing, Torturing His 10-lb Dog

A 53-year-old Genesee County man will sit in jail for 90 days after pleading guilty in the torturing and beating death of his dog.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

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Crackdown On Parole Absconders Outpaces Jail Space

A Michigan Department of Corrections crackdown on parole absconders is outpacing jail space in the Detroit area — which is home to about half of the state’s 20,000 parolees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2012

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

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