State Closing Prison In Northern Michigan To Save $22MThe Pugsley Correctional Facility has more than 1,300 beds and 230 employees.
Vermont Inmates Voice Complaints About New Michigan Prison: No Windows, No Privacy, No Premium Movie ChannelAmong the complaints: "Currently, we're only given one hour of outside recreation per day."
Ex-Florida Prison Chief Monitors Michigan Troubled ContractGov. 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.
Michigan Fines Prison Food Vendor $200K After 'Unacceptable' Errors, Sex MisconductGov. Rick Snyder said the transition to Aramark has seen "errors on both sides of the relationship."
Prison Food Vendor Fined For Inappropriate Contact With Inmates, Menu ProblemsThe company that runs the kitchens in Michigan prisons is taking some heat and racking up $98,000 in fined.
Michigan Prisons To Provide Halal Meals Under Settlement With ACLUMichigan had provided Kosher meals to the state's Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.
Closed State Prison To Reopen In DetroitA state prison on Detroit's east side will be reopened as a temporary detention center for anyone arrested in the city.
Michigan Won't Privatize Prisons FurtherMichigan 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.
Lawyers Sue To Get Inside Michigan Prisons Lawyers are suing to get into Michigan prisons.
MI Prisons Keep Inmates Longer, Costs MillionsMichigan 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.
Mich. Lawmakers Wrestle With Budget Proposals