Items Tagged with 'prison'


Private prison to house non-US citizens

October 8, 2019
| By AP
BALDWIN — A prison company in northern Michigan said it can begin to house non-U.S. citizens convicted of federal crimes. Read More

Study: Michigan prison workers facing 'mental health crisis'

July 23, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A study says Michigan prison workers are facing a "mental health crisis," including a higher likelihood of symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and depression. Read More

Department of Corrections and auditors dispute prison closures

January 7, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Corrections is failing to adequately document how it determines which prisons are selected for closure, according to a recent audit report. Read More

State closing West Michigan prison

January 29, 2018
| By AP
The Michigan Department of Corrections plans to close a correctional facility in the region in March due to a decline in the state's prison population. Read More

Measure would compensate wrongfully convicted prisoners

LANSING — There’s no way for a state to give back time — sometimes decades — to people who served in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Read More

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