Authorities say a jailed adult entertainment consultant convicted of tax evasion was able to manage his business for more than 18 months in Detroit using a laptop computer in his cell and jail telephones.
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.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department is considering reducing sentences for more inmates in the face of a jail overcrowding emergency.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon believes the $300 million project was poorly planned.
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.
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.
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.
The county expects to pay the company $6.9 million to build a 19,000-square-foot addition and renovate the existing building.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation making it a misdemeanor to disrupt a religious service in Michigan.
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.