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Gary Woronchak. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Wayne County Board Eliminates Former State Prison As Viable Option For New Jail Site

There will not be a jail built at the closed State Prison on Mound Road on Detroit’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2014

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

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


Inmate DNA Testing Draws Links To 74 Crimes

Michigan State Police and the Department of Corrections said Friday that overall 74 crimes have been linked to 61 state prisoners following the DNA analysis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2012

Standish Prison May Become Federal Facility

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is once again looking at the former state prison in Standish for possible conversion to a federal facility.