Macomb County Jail Loosens Restrictions On Inmate MailPrison Legal News filed a federal lawsuit in June, saying the jail's policy amounted to censorship of its monthly journal and other correspondence.
Michigan Hopes For Less Turmoil With New Prison Food ContractA Florida-based company is the new meal supplier for about 43,000 state inmates.
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 PleaLaurel Kelly Young, an appellate attorney, said some lawyers push their young clients toward a guilty plea.
Snyder Urges Prison Job Training In Justice System OverhaulGov. 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.
Michigan Won't Give Up Fight Over Inmate's Air MattressThe Corrections Department claims other prisoners will demand a special mattress if Boone can have one.
5 Second Rule? Prison Food Vendor Literally Served Michigan Inmates GarbageA food service vendor for Michigan's correction system is in trouble once again.
State Can Appeal Class-Action Status In Prison Abuse CaseState 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.
Michigan Prisoner Wins 2nd Round; Judge Orders Air MattressPrison officials believe Boone would benefit more from weight loss and exercise.
Michigan Inmate Wins Case Granting Him An Air Mattress45-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.
Ex-US Marine Held In Iran Suspends Hunger StrikeHekmati was arrested in 2011 and sentenced to death for spying. The U.S. denies he's a spy.
Michigan Wins Appeal Over Prisoner's Air MattressA federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner's air mattress.