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Vermont Inmates Voice Complaints About New Michigan Prison: No Windows, No Privacy, No Premium Movie Channel

Among the complaints: “Currently, we’re only given one hour of outside recreation per day.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2015

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Ex-Florida Prison Chief Monitors Michigan Troubled Contract

Gov. Rick Snyder has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan’s troubled three-year, $145M contract with a company supplying inmates with food.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2014

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Michigan Fines Prison Food Vendor $200K After ‘Unacceptable’ Errors, Sex Misconduct

Gov. Rick Snyder said the transition to Aramark has seen “errors on both sides of the relationship.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2014

Prison Food Vendor Fined For Inappropriate Contact With Inmates, Menu Problems

The company that runs the kitchens in Michigan prisons is taking some heat and racking up $98,000 in fined.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

Michigan Prisons To Provide Halal Meals Under Settlement With ACLU

Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

Closed State Prison To Reopen In Detroit

A state prison on Detroit’s east side will be reopened as a temporary detention center for anyone arrested in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013


Michigan Won’t Privatize Prisons Further

Michigan will not privatize nearly $350 million in prisoner health care and food costs, keeping intact nearly 1,700 state workers’ jobs, a state official said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2013

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Lawyers Sue To Get Inside Michigan Prisons

Lawyers are suing to get into Michigan prisons.


MI Prisons Keep Inmates Longer, Costs Millions

Michigan often keeps inmates long after other states would have released them for similar crimes, driving up prison costs by millions of dollars a year and eating up a quarter of the state’s general fund.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2011

Mich. Lawmakers Wrestle With Budget Proposals

Michigan lawmakers are wrestling with their toughest decisions related to a new state budget scheduled to begin Oct. 1.