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Few Psychiatric Services Available; The Post-Prison Struggle To Acclimate

“The prison population, over 50 percent are either drug addicted or chronically mentally ill — they get very limited treatment.”



Appellate Attorney: Some Lawyers Push Teens Toward Guilty Plea

Laurel Kelly Young, an appellate attorney, said some lawyers push their young clients toward a guilty plea.

CBS Detroit–07/23/2015

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder outlines a plan for prison job training at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit on May 18, 2015 (photo: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Snyder Urges Prison Job Training In Justice System Overhaul

Gov. Rick Snyder said that he wants prison inmates to get skills assessments and job training before they are released as part of an overhaul of Michigan’s criminal justice system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2015

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Michigan Won’t Give Up Fight Over Inmate’s Air Mattress

The Corrections Department claims other prisoners will demand a special mattress if Boone can have one.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2015

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5 Second Rule? Prison Food Vendor Literally Served Michigan Inmates Garbage

A food service vendor for Michigan’s correction system is in trouble once again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

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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

Amir Hekmati (Credit:

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