Wayne County Jail

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

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

3 Charged In Connection With Failed Wayne County Jail Project

Prosecutors say the trio lied to the county commission with regard to the status of the building of the jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2014

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Prisoner Hangs Himself At Wayne County Jail

Sources tell WWJ the incident happened sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Why Was A Local Bid On The Woodward Rail Project Rejected?

The head of the M-1 rail project is denying claims that a contractor lost out on work as a result of being caught up in the failed jail debacle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Contractor: Failed Jail Caused Loss Of M-1 Rail Project; Awarded To Cali. Company

“M-1 chose to begin negotiations with another contractor to avoid being subjected to public criticism. So now, many of the jobs and revenues are going to out-of-state contractors instead of staying in state.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

Mike Duggan, Carol Cain and Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Detroit Economic Club "Conversation with the Candidates" which was held at Cobo Center. Duggan and Napoleon are vying to become the next mayor  of Detoit in the Nov 5 election. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky)

Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates Continue

With the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.

10/25/2013

1-Person Grand Jury To Look At Failed Jail Project

One person will have the say as to whether there was criminal activity over the $91 million cost overrun of the Wayne County Jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

Kym Worthy. (File Photo -Credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Criminal Investigation Launched Into Over-Budget County Jail Project

Kym Worthy wrote to the county auditor Willie Mayo that information he supplied her led to an investigation of possible fraud in the project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2013

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano (Credit: WWJ  Newsradio 950) FILE

Ficano Tries To Explain Wayne County Jail Debacle

The unfinished downtown Wayne County Jail is in limbo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Ficano Suggests Scrapping Half-Finished Jail Project

With construction suspended for running millions over budget, Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano is now recommending walking away from the downtown Detroit jail project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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