Michigan Department of Corrections

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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

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

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

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

Sexually Abused Female Prisoners Must Pay Debts

The Michigan Court of Appeals says women who were sexually abused in state prisons must pay the victim restitution and child support they owe before collecting settlement money from their class-action suit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2012

Corrections Officer Suspended Over ‘Dark Knight’ Remark

A Michigan Department of Corrections parole officer has been suspended with pay after making threatening remarks while buying tickets to see “The Dark Knight Rises.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

Bill Allows Businesses To Hire Inmates Behind Bars

State lawmakers have passed a bill allowing inmates to work for contractors if the state’s prison system turns food service over to private businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

WWJ Exclusive: Man Brings Loaded Gun To Probation Center

A story you’re hearing only on WWJ — A security breach at a state corrections department probation center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2012

Police: UP Inmate Strangled By Fellow Prisoner

State police say a 39-year-old inmate from Detroit was strangled to death by a fellow prisoner at the Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

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