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.
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.
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.
The Department of Corrections plans to ship 1,000 inmates to a prison in Muskegon, which is reopening.
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.
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.
Former state prison facilities in southern Michigan are becoming a hot tourist attraction where visitors can sit in cells and read prison rule books still attached to the cell bars.
A Michigan man convicted of a rifle-slaying committed at age 11 faces trial next week on charges that he assaulted two prison guards.
The 60-year-old says he was denied toothpaste, and as a result developed gum disease that led to the removal of a tooth.
A Ferndale man accused of driving drunk when he struck and critically injured a Highland Park police officer has been sentenced to to 10 years in prison.