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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

Police: UP Inmate Strangled By Fellow Prisoner

State police say a 39-year-old inmate from Detroit was strangled to death by a fellow prisoner at the Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

Man Can’t Sue Over Being Left In Prison

A federal court on Tuesday refused to reinstate the lawsuit of a man who blames prosecutors for leaving him in prison for nearly 20 years after his conviction was overturned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

Detroit’s Ryan Correctional Facility To Close

The Department of Corrections plans to ship 1,000 inmates to a prison in Muskegon, which is reopening.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2012

Problem-Plagued Prison Co. Could Be In Line To Oversee Mich Inmates

A private company that a federal investigation found allowed “a cesspool” of conditions to exist at a Mississippi youth prison and that paid a $1.1 million fine for understaffing New Mexico prisons could be in line to oversee Michigan inmates in the next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder visits a state prison facility in Jackson. (Courtesy: Gov. Snyder's Office)

Gov. Snyder Tours State Prison In Jackson

Gov. Rick Snyder followed up on a pledge to see how Michigan prisons are being run, becoming the first Michigan governor in more than 50 years to tour a state prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012

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