Michigan Department of Corrections

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Vermont Inmates Voice Complaints About New Michigan Prison: No Windows, No Privacy, No Premium Movie Channel

Among the complaints: “Currently, we’re only given one hour of outside recreation per day.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2015

Recording artist Kid Rock performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Michigan Denies Request To Film Kid Rock Video In Women’s Prison

“We’re not a concert venue. We’re a professional organization, and our task is to house and rehabilitate prisoners.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2015

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Welcome Home: 280 Vermont Inmates Move From Kentucky To Michigan Prison

The transfer of 280 Vermont prison inmates from a private prison in Kentucky to one in Michigan has been completed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

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Michigan Prison Accepting 319 Out-Of-State Inmates From Vermont

Citing security concerns, Vermont officials wouldn’t specify when the inmates would begin the process of moving to the Michigan facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2015

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Bullets Found In Maximum Security Michigan Prison Still Puzzling Investigators

Prison investigators have been unable to determine who brought bullets into a maximum security facility in December.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2015

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State Wants Inmate To Stop Using Air Mattress

Should a federal judge decide how a prisoner sleeps?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2014

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Michigan Paid $85M To Settle Lawsuits In 2013

Of 71 lawsuits that ended with the state paying, 27 — more than a third — came from Michigan’s Corrections Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Abducted Woman Outwits Escaped Convict, Flees To Safety

The 911 tapes have been released of the woman, who was abducted by Elliot shortly after his escape.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2014

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Union Says Prison Security Weakened By Private Food Contractor

Security at Michigan prisons has apparently gotten weaker in the six weeks since food service operations were handed over to a private contractor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014

Prison Officer Aims To Right Wrong In 1893 Death

A Michigan Department of Corrections officer is seeking national recognition for a 19th century prison guard fatally poisoned by an inmate who was pardoned decades later.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013