Michigan Department of Corrections

Michigan Moves Ahead With Reopening Of Hiawatha Prison In UPThe Michigan Department of Corrections is moving forward with reopening the Hiawatha Correctional Facility after making about $8.9 million in upgrades at the Upper Peninsula facility.
Michigan Hopes For Less Turmoil With New Prison Food ContractA Florida-based company is the new meal supplier for about 43,000 state inmates.
Vermont Inmates Voice Complaints About New Michigan Prison: No Windows, No Privacy, No Premium Movie ChannelAmong the complaints: "Currently, we're only given one hour of outside recreation per day."
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."
Welcome Home: 280 Vermont Inmates Move From Kentucky To Michigan PrisonThe transfer of 280 Vermont prison inmates from a private prison in Kentucky to one in Michigan has been completed.
Michigan Prison Accepting 319 Out-Of-State Inmates From VermontCiting security concerns, Vermont officials wouldn't specify when the inmates would begin the process of moving to the Michigan facility.
Bullets Found In Maximum Security Michigan Prison Still Puzzling InvestigatorsPrison investigators have been unable to determine who brought bullets into a maximum security facility in December.
State Wants Inmate To Stop Using Air MattressShould a federal judge decide how a prisoner sleeps?
Michigan Paid $85M To Settle Lawsuits In 2013Of 71 lawsuits that ended with the state paying, 27 -- more than a third -- came from Michigan's Corrections Department.
Abducted Woman Outwits Escaped Convict, Flees To SafetyThe 911 tapes have been released of the woman, who was abducted by Elliot shortly after his escape.
Union Says Prison Security Weakened By Private Food ContractorSecurity at Michigan prisons has apparently gotten weaker in the six weeks since food service operations were handed over to a private contractor.
Prison Officer Aims To Right Wrong In 1893 DeathA 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.