Michigan corrections system

7:42 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Lawmaker Criticizes "Watered Down" Sentencing Reforms

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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

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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

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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

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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.
6:46 am
Fri September 12, 2014

State Corrections Department Cancelled Fine for Food Contractor

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Problems such as food shortages and workers engaging in sex with inmates have been reported since service was privatized
LANSING - A former prison health care company executive who served a short and controversial stint as head of the Florida prison system will now oversee monitoring of Michigan's controversial prison food contract, the governor's office said Wednesday.