“The prison population, over 50 percent are either drug addicted or chronically mentally ill — they get very limited treatment.”
Laurel Kelly Young, an appellate attorney, said some lawyers push their young clients toward a guilty plea.
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.
The Corrections Department claims other prisoners will demand a special mattress if Boone can have one.
A food service vendor for Michigan’s correction system is in trouble once again.
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.
Prison officials believe Boone would benefit more from weight loss and exercise.
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.
Hekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for spying. The U.S. denies he’s a spy.
A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner’s air mattress.