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.
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.
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.
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.
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.