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Michael Berry unlocks the front door to his new apartment. (Credit/Joseph Howse)

New Program Aids Transition From Prison To Productivity

A new grant is allowing some homeless to get off the street and into a new apartment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2014

Christine Beatty, former Chief of Staff to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, waits to be arraigned on felony charges related to a text messaging scandel in Wayne County Circuit Court August 14, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit:  Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Christine Beatty Talks About Sexting, Lies And Jail Time In New Interview

She was at the center of one of the biggest scandals in the history of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2013

Privatizing In Prisons: Laid-Off Food Service Workers Offered Jobs As Prison Guards

Some laid off state prison food service workers may make a big career change.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2013

Mich. Sued By Prison Guards Over Pay

Michigan prison guards have filed a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to pay for certain duties performed before and after their shifts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2013

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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

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