Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is submitting a list of early release candidates to Macomb Chief Circuit Court Judge John Foster, who can modify sentences, reduce bonds and release prisoners on tether.
Prison guard Kevin Ott was left with a fractured skull and stabbed multiple times after being attacked by an inmate with a lock hidden inside a sock.
Ed Buss told reporters in Lansing that better staffing alleviates other problems, and overall performance of Aramark Correctional Services “needs to be much better.”
It’s at least the second case of an Aramark employee being accused of smuggling drugs since the company began a $145-million contract with Michigan in December.
Schauer said the fine’s cancellation shows “rank corruption” in Snyder’s administration and Snyder “lied” by not confirming until Thursday that Aramark Correctional Services’ fine was canceled.
The state says an inmate used a prison-made weapon to stab a guard multiple times at a prison near Jackson.
“No more hiding the obvious. We are substituting a negative with a positive.”
The former Michigan Supreme Court Justice says she is afraid because it is possible she sentenced inmates in her prison facility.
Security at Michigan prisons has apparently gotten weaker in the six weeks since food service operations were handed over to a private contractor.
A new grant is allowing some homeless to get off the street and into a new apartment.