LANSING (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan Department of Corrections has denied a production company’s request to film a Kid Rock music video inside an Ypsilanti women’s prison.

MDOC communications director Chris Gautz said the request was for Kid Rock to perform for 2,000 prisoners at the Huron Valley Correctional Facility.

“We politely informed them that’s not something we would be able to accommodate because something like that creates a host of security issues for us,” Gautz told The Detroit News.

He said building a concert stage could lead to unaccounted pieces of it being used as weapons.

“We’re not a concert venue,” Gautz said. “We’re a professional organization, and our task is to house and rehabilitate prisoners. Attending a rock concert is not going to do anything to facilitate the rehabilitation process.”

Gautz said the Department of Corrections is talking with the Los Angeles-based production company about filming a music video for Kid Rock at a vacant maximum security prison in Standish.

TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s