Macomb County Jail
A judge approved the release of prisoners who hadn’t been charged with or convicted of “a violent or assaultive crime, a sex offense” or other major felony.
Dozens of inmates in Macomb County are going to be handed a “get out of jail free card” by the end of the day.
The jail is over its limit of 1,218 inmates and has been for more than a week.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is submitting a list of early release candidates to Macomb Chief Circuit Court Judge John Foster, who can modify sentences, reduce bonds and release prisoners on tether.
On May 28, closed-circuit cameras showed Mark Cowans had pulled 34-year-old Ryan Hagerman off his bunk and repeatedly struck and kicked him.
The Macomb County Sheriff says the jail has been over capacity for seven consecutive days.
A Macomb County jail inmate says he’s being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can’t have pornography.