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State Can Appeal Class-Action Status In Prison Abuse Case

State attorneys have persuaded the Michigan Supreme Court to intervene and put a temporary freeze on a lawsuit that accuses prison officials of failing to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2015


Michigan Prisoner Wins 2nd Round; Judge Orders Air Mattress

Prison officials believe Boone would benefit more from weight loss and exercise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2015

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Michigan Inmate Wins Case Granting Him An Air Mattress

45-year-old Richard Boone, a convicted robber, is in a prison in Kingsley near Traverse City. His medical history includes a hip replacement and major leg surgery.

CBS Detroit–02/07/2015

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Ex-US Marine Held In Iran Suspends Hunger Strike

Hekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for spying. The U.S. denies he’s a spy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2014

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Michigan Wins Appeal Over Prisoner’s Air Mattress

A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner’s air mattress.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2014

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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

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Guards Protest At Prison Saying State Cuts Jeopardize Safety Of All

Prison guard Kevin Ott was left with a fractured skull and stabbed multiple times after being attacked by an inmate with a lock hidden inside a sock.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014

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Michigan Prison Food Contractor Boosts Pay, Staff

Ed Buss told reporters in Lansing that better staffing alleviates other problems, and overall performance of Aramark Correctional Services “needs to be much better.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2014

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Prison Worker Arrested In Drug Smuggling Case After Inmates Found With Heroin, Cocaine

It’s at least the second case of an Aramark employee being accused of smuggling drugs since the company began a $145-million contract with Michigan in December.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–09/16/2014

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Mark Schauer: Snyder Deceived Public On Canceled Fine

Schauer said the fine’s cancellation shows “rank corruption” in Snyder’s administration and Snyder “lied” by not confirming until Thursday that Aramark Correctional Services’ fine was canceled.

CBS Detroit–09/12/2014