Michigan Matters: DTE and State Team Up on Inmate Training ProgramOn this week's Michigan Matters, DTE Energy is teaming up with the state of Michigan on an innovative vocational training program that will prepare qualified inmates about to be released with skills to become much needed tree trimmers.
Use Of Mandatory Overtime Prompts Concerns At Women's PrisonStress levels are so high, some officers have been pushed to quit.
Michigan Will Appeal $325K Verdict In Favor Of Prisoner With Chronic PainThe state of Michigan says it will appeal after a jury awarded $325,000 to a prison inmate who accused officials of illegally rejecting his pleas for help for chronic pain.
Jury Awards $325,000 To Michigan Prisoner In Dispute Over Health CareA prisoner serving a life sentence has been awarded $325,000 after a jury found state Corrections Department staff were "deliberately indifferent" to helping him with chronic joint pain.
Judge: Corrections Department Workers' Pay Arbitrarily CutA judge says thousands of specialized Michigan Department of Corrections employees saw their pay cut while their responsibilities stayed the same because of an arbitrary reclassification of their positions.
Probation Likely For Accepting Bribes For Clean Drug TestsRonald L. McKethern pleaded guilty last week to obstruction of justice in a Saginaw County courtroom.
Man Who Worked At Federal Prison Accused Of Taking BribesHe's also accused of accepting money to try to get a prisoner transferred.
Michigan Moves Ahead With Reopening Of Hiawatha Prison In UPThe Michigan Department of Corrections is moving forward with reopening the Hiawatha Correctional Facility after making about $8.9 million in upgrades at the Upper Peninsula facility.
Michigan Hopes For Less Turmoil With New Prison Food ContractA Florida-based company is the new meal supplier for about 43,000 state inmates.
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."
Michigan Denies Request To Film Kid Rock Video In Women's Prison"We’re not a concert venue. We’re a professional organization, and our task is to house and rehabilitate prisoners."
Welcome Home: 280 Vermont Inmates Move From Kentucky To Michigan PrisonThe transfer of 280 Vermont prison inmates from a private prison in Kentucky to one in Michigan has been completed.
Michigan Prison Accepting 319 Out-Of-State Inmates From VermontCiting security concerns, Vermont officials wouldn't specify when the inmates would begin the process of moving to the Michigan facility.
Bullets Found In Maximum Security Michigan Prison Still Puzzling InvestigatorsPrison investigators have been unable to determine who brought bullets into a maximum security facility in December.
State Wants Inmate To Stop Using Air MattressShould a federal judge decide how a prisoner sleeps?