STANDISH, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan prison closed since 2009 will be used to make a movie.
Crews from a movie titled “Heartlock” plan to spend three weeks at the Standish prison, starting Tuesday, 80 miles north of Flint. The movie is about the unique relationships between prisoners and guards.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The Michigan Department of Corrections charges $40 to $60 per hour to open buildings, turn on electricity and perform other tasks. Spokesman Russ Marlan tells The Bay City Times that the Standish prison was used in “Escape Plan,” a 2013 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but never for three weeks.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Business owners can’t wait for the visitors. Perry Pelton of Wheeler’s Restaurant says business has suffered since the prison closed.
Some officials hope the prison will reopen, but the Michigan prison population isn’t growing.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
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