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Michigan Sued By 7 Boy Prisoners Over Sex Abuse

A lawyer has sued Michigan on behalf of seven boys who say they were sexually and physically abused while in Michigan’s prison system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2013

This image shows six works of art created by incarcerated mothers. (Credit: lsa.umich.edu)

Mothers Behind Bars Speak Out Through Art

Women behind bars at more than three dozen prisons around the country have put their voices into one large piece of artwork that’s now on display in Ann Arbor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

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Fellowship Holds Angel Tree Day To Help Children Of Prisoners

Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers are hosting Angel Tree Day on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise awareness and recruit churches to help children of incarcerated parents, especially since Christmas is rapidly approaching.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2012

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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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No Food Stamps For Prisoners Under New State Law

Michigan has a new law making it illegal for prison inmates to participate in the state’s food stamp program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2012

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ACLU Wants Ban On Type Of Strip Search In Mich

The American Civil Liberties Union wants the Michigan Department of Corrections to ban an invasive type of strip search that the group says humiliates female prisoners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

Switching to cheaper medications for prisoners is part of the debate of budget cuts.

Groups Look To Stop Drug Switch For Mental Health Prisoners

Michigan Partners in Crisis says the switch made this year will save the state 15 million dollars, by giving mental health inmates cheaper medications.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2011