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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

Northville Township Buys Old Prison For $1

Northville Township officials have completed a deal to buy the former Robert Scott Correctional Facility from the state for a bag full of pennies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2012

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Prisoner Uses Makeshift Dummy In Escape Attempt

An official says a prisoner in West Michigan placed a makeshift dummy in his bed and buried himself in a prison-yard garden in an attempt to escape.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

Over 200 Prisoners Freed From Oakland County Jail

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says releasing 228 prisoners from the overcrowded Oakland County Jail could have been avoided if judges had used alternative sentencing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2012

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Prosecutor Fights Prison Release Of Repeat Sex Offender

A Macomb County Prosecutor will be in court Tuesday morning, asking a judge to shoot down the Parole Board’s decision to release a sex offender whom he says will no doubt attack again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2012

Sexually Abused Female Prisoners Must Pay Debts

The Michigan Court of Appeals says women who were sexually abused in state prisons must pay the victim restitution and child support they owe before collecting settlement money from their class-action suit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2012

Inmate Sues Over Jail’s Refusal To Serve Kosher Meals

An inmate at a Grand Rapids jail is suing for the right to be served kosher meals, saying he’s lost 30 pounds while eating only greens, bread and cereal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2012

Michigan Seeks Bids For Prison Medical Services

The State of Michigan is seeking bids for a three-year deal to provide medical services to all its 43,000 inmates as part of a possible privatization effort that could replace the work of 1,300 state employees, officials said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2012

Bill Allows Businesses To Hire Inmates Behind Bars

State lawmakers have passed a bill allowing inmates to work for contractors if the state’s prison system turns food service over to private businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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