Michigan corrections budget

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing)  The state is hammering out its budget. And lawmakers are having a sharp disagreement with the governor’s office over one of Michigan’s biggest price tags – the corrections budget. Both sides agree rehabilitation and lowering recidivism is the way to go. But they can’t agree on how much money to spend this year. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state Department of Corrections plans to close the Pugsley Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan later this year. 

Parole Overhaul Clears State House

Oct 1, 2015
Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan would release more inmates on parole under bills approved by the state House on Thursday. 

Andrew Jameson, Wikimedia Commons

Prison Reform has become a popular cause on both the left and right of the political spectrum. But Bridge Magazine asks “who should be released first?” 

Attorney General Bill Schuette and other law enforcement officials have raised concerns about proposals