Items Tagged with 'prison'


Inmates not always treated for addiction, mental illness

Catch-22 leaves them without help for either malady.

LANSING — Unpredictable behavior, irrationality, confusion, loss of control: all are symptoms of mental illness and signs of drug abuse. Read More

Longer sentences fuel big budget for Michigan prisons

LANSING — Despite a declining prison population, the average Michigan prisoner is spending more time behind bars — at significant taxpayer expense. Read More

State prisons shuffle inmates to manage security risks

February 25, 2013
LANSING — During the past five years, Michigan’s prison population has dropped by nearly 8,000 and 20 facilities have closed, leaving the Department of Corrections with one question to answer: Where should it keep those who stay? Read More