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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

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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

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Michigan Prisons To Provide Halal Meals Under Settlement With ACLU

Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

Lavere Bryant (Booking photo)

Family Dollar Murder Case Reveals Flaw In Sex Offender System

Officials are looking at ways to upgrade the sex-offender after a clerical error made it appear a convicted offender — now accused of murder — was still in prison.

08/05/2013

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Michigan Privatizing Prison Food Service

State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

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Lawsuit Claims Unfair Treatment Of Muslim Inmates

The Michigan Department of Corrections is being sued by a civil rights group on behalf of Muslim inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

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Closed State Prison To Reopen In Detroit

A state prison on Detroit’s east side will be reopened as a temporary detention center for anyone arrested in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Parole Agent To Interview Kilpatrick About $2K Gift

A Michigan parole agent plans to interview Detroit’s ex-Mayor after he was caught on camera counting $2,000 in cash at Walmart.

01/09/2013

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Kilpatrick Caught Counting $2,000 In Cash At Walmart

There’s buzz that the ex-Mayor could be arrested on a parole violation in connection with security footage that shows him counting cash.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

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