michigan corrections

7:12 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Being Exonerated in Michigan Comes With Little Help

Bill in the state Legislature didn't pass before end of session last week
In Michigan, exonerees officially are on their own when they leave prison. Exonerees do not receive compensation for the years spent unjustly in custody, unlike in some 30 other states in the U.S. Jamie Peterson walked free from jail in September with a broad smile on his face.
Michigan Prisons
6:23 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Corrections Department Decision on Prison Contract Expected Soon

Credit WMUK

Democrats continue to call for the state to end its contract with the company providing food service in Michigan prisons. 

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6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Snyder Administration Says Problems With Prison Food Contractor are "Unacceptable"

Unions representing corrections workers are calling for state to end contract with Aramark
Lansing Two corrections worker unions have stepped up pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers to dump the states private prison system food contractor over an array of problems, from maggots in food equipment to inappropriate relations with inmates.
7:19 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Michigan Corrections Director Says Human Error Led to Prisoner Escape

Two employees at Ionia Prison have been suspended after Michael Elliot's escape earlier this month
LANSING - Human error -- not budget cuts, lack of staffing of gun towers, or reduced perimeter patrols -- was behind the Feb. 2 escape of a convicted killer from Ionia Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns told lawmakers today.
11:27 am
Mon February 10, 2014

House Democrats Call for Independent Investigation of Prison Escape

Governor Rick Snyder asked Attorney General Bill Schuette to investigation
LANSING - House Democrats today called for an independent investigation into the recent Ionia prison break by a convicted killer, saying a probe headed by Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette will be too political to get to the bottom of what happened.