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Michigan Privatizing Prison Food Service

State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

Mich. Man Wants To Drop Guilty Plea In $2M Scam

A Michigan man who reaped $2 million by telling inmates that he could spring them from prison wants to withdraw his guilty plea after learning he could face decades behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013

What’s It Like For Kwame In Federal Prison?

We’re learning more about life behind bars for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and friend Bobby Ferguson, convicted yesterday and sent to jail to await sentencing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013

Man Professes “The Killer Is Still Out There” At Sentencing

A 66-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the 2008 slayings of his brother and sister-in-law in their Livingston County home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2013

Tia Skinner (Credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

No-Parole Sentence Thrown Out In Deadly Knife Attack On Parents

Tia Skinner’s life sentence will be revisited because the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory no-parole sentences for teens convicted of murder. She was 17 at the time of the deadly attack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2013

Sentenced To Life At 16, Woman Hopes For Freedom

Should teens convicted of the most brutal crimes be punished just like adults? Or should their youth matter?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2013

Mich. AG Casts Doubt On Impact Of Juvenile Parole Case

Bill Schuette believes a judge’s recent opinion on no-parole sentences for juveniles covers only five prisoners and is not a sweeping decision affecting other inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2013

Judge Opens Door For Michigan Juvenile Lifers

All Michigan inmates serving no-parole sentences for murder committed as juveniles are entitled to a fair and meaningful possibility of release, a federal judge has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In $2.6M Prison Legal Aid Scam

A southeastern Michigan man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, two years after being accused of stealing $2.6 million from thousands of prisoners and their family members nationwide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

Attempt Fails To Get Drugs Into Michigan Prison

Authorities say someone apparently tried to get illegal drugs into a prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by tossing them over a fence to an inmate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

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