Michigan Senate Proposes Plan To Cut Recidivism, Save MoneyOther bills would expedite medical commutation hearings and house 17- to -22-year-old inmates together instead of with older adults.
House OKs Bill To Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juvenile OffendersBills advancing in Michigan's Legislature would stop automatically treating 17-year-old criminal offenders as adults and instead put them in the juvenile justice system.
Drone-Like Toy Flies Undetected Over Wall At Michigan PrisonThe prison just outside of Jackson is nowhere near a playground or private residence.
Cellphones, Marijuana Arrive With Prison Food ShipmentPolice say such finds are made "from time to time."
Angel Tree Program Provides Gifts From Parents Behind BarsBeing away from your loved ones is always tough during the holidays — especially if one of them is in prison.
Man Who Worked At Federal Prison Accused Of Taking BribesHe's also accused of accepting money to try to get a prisoner transferred.
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.