Macomb County Jail

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Macomb County Sheriff: Jail Overcrowding Eases After More Than 100 Freed

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2015

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Dozens Of Inmates To Be Released From Overcrowded Macomb County Jail

Dozens of inmates in Macomb County are going to be handed a “get out of jail free card” by the end of the day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2015

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Overcrowding Emergency Declared At Macomb County Jail; Inmates Face Early Release

The jail is over its limit of 1,218 inmates and has been for more than a week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2015

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Recurring Overpopulation Causing Macomb County Jail To Release Some Prisoners Early

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2014

Mark Cowans (Police Book Photo)

Teen Arraigned After Jail Assault Leads To Death Of Cell Mate

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2014

State Of Emergency: Inmates May Be Released From Overcrowded County Jail

The Macomb County Sheriff says the jail has been over capacity for seven consecutive days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2013

Lawsuit Filed Over Lack Of Porn Available In Jail

A Macomb County jail inmate says he’s being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can’t have pornography.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2011