Michigan corrections system

8:34 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Report Finds Failure to Reset Motion Sensors Led to Prisoner Escape

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Michigan Department of Corrections also finds informal prisoner counts were not done on day of Michael Elliot's escape
A review of a quadruple murderer's escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility revealed staff failed to reset motion sensor alarms in the area where Michael Elliot pried open two fences - using a pair of hobby craft scissors and his belt buckle - until about an hour and a half after he escaped.
8:57 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

State moving ahead with plans to privatize prison food service

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State Administrative Board will review contract with Aramark
Gov. Rick Snyder says his administration will consider objections raised by a Republican senator and others to a bidding process that led to a state decision to privatize food services for its 45,000 prisoners, but he hopes the protests are not merely attempts to delay action.
12:32 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Michigan looks to expand education for inmates

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Goal is to reduce recidivism, make inmates more employable after parole
New Haven - Quantrez Sawyer was a security officer in Detroit three years ago, but he wasn't earning enough to live outside his mother's house and support his three children. So he robbed a suburban McDonald's and is now serving a five-year sentence at the Macomb Correctional Facility.