Michigan corrections system

6:32 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Monitor of State Prison Food Contract Leaves

State officials have not said if Ed Buss resigned or was fired
Ed Buss, hired five months ago to oversee a controversial privatized state prison meal contract, has left his $160,000-a-year job despite improved performance by the food vendor in the final quarter of 2014. The Department of Technology Management and Budget, where Buss was assigned to work, released a terse statement Thursday that didn't explain the sudden departure.
7:42 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Lawmaker Criticizes "Watered Down" Sentencing Reforms

Republican Joe Haveman blasts Attorney General Bill Schuette
LANSING - Calling his bills "gutted," the Michigan lawmaker who proposed a package of criminal sentencing reforms expressed disappointment with how the bills passed the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday. Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, was the driving force behind House Bills 5928-5931.
7:40 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Senate Approves Bills to Help Felons Find Jobs

Bills now return to the House
LANSING, MI - The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed a package of bills that aim to help employ felons leaving the prison system and reduce recidivism rates, but one passed without the support of most of the Democratic caucus.
6:12 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Increased Staffing, Pay Raises Announced for Aramark Workers

Moves follows string of problems for company providing food service in Michigan prisons
LANSING, MI - Aramark Correctional Service will offer higher wages to new hires in some parts of Michigan, the company confirmed Wednesday, saying the pay bump will help attract qualified candidates for prison food jobs in some parts of the state.
7:11 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Schuette to Investigate Prison Contractor in Murder Plot Against Inmate

Critics have called on Governor Rick Snyder to terminate contract with Aramark after series of problems
LANSING, MI - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday announced that his office will investigate allegations that an Aramark Correctional Services employee conspired to have a prisoner killed in a murder-for-hire plot. Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post requested a warrant in the case last week, as first reported by the Detroit Free Press.