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Prison News | Michigan

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Michigan. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

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Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

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Gangs in Prison

  • Saginaw 'Gang Task Force' back on city streets through FBI, Michigan State Police partnership
    SAGINAW, MI — After nearly two years on the shelf, the police agency commonly known as Saginaw's Gang Task Force is back on the streets.

    "Our job is to disrupt and dismantle," says FBI Senior Resident Agent Steven T. Flattery.

    The multi-agency force, which has operated in various incarnations since its inception in the mid-1990s, began working Saginaw's streets on May 12....[more]

  • Crime crackdown leads to gang member indictments
    DETROIT (AP) — A crackdown on crime in Detroit by a coalition of local, state and federal police agencies has led to charges against members of street and motorcycle gangs....[more]

  • Parolee offers inside look at prison life
    For the first time in 10 years, Kirk Herman is not spending Christmas behind bars. But he hasn't forgotten those still in prison, or heading there...[more]

  • Prisoner claims abuse caused him to run
    The claim failed to stop a judge from handing down an extension to prison terms he nearly completed before the March 13 incident...[more]

  • 133 arrested; judge orders deportation
    GRAND RAPIDS -- An 18-year-old Latin Kings gang member and a 30-year-old Chinese native ordered out of the countr...[more]

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Michigan in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

  • Michigan's seriously ill inmates can be released early under new law
    LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed laws letting Michigan release seriously ill and incapacitated prisoners early by having them treated at nursing homes or hospitals instead....[more]

  • Schuette urges changes after prison break
    FILE- This file photo provided by the LaPorte County, Ind., Sheriff's Department shows Michael Elliot, who was arrested Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in LaPorte County, Ind., more than 150 miles from the Ionia, Mich., Correctional Facility he escaped from on Feb. 2. On Monday, July 21, 2014, the Michigan Attorney General?s Office released a report of its findings in the Michael Elliot escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Feb. 2, 2014. Many of the AG?s recommendations to prevent another escape echo what MCO has been saying for years: staff the gun towers to deter escapes and prevent the introduction of contraband; restore the ful...[more]

  • Corrections Department studies ways to improve updates to state' sex-offender registry
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Corrections is studying ways to improve how the state's sex-offender registry is updated when an offender is released from prison...[more]

  • Closed state prison reopening in Detroit to temporarily detain people arrested in the city
    DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prison surrounded by a Detroit neighborhood has reopened as a temporary detention center for those arrested in the city....[more]

  • Michigan considers changes to prison sentencing guidelines after update about 15 years ago
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder are considering changes to prison sentencing guidelines that were last updated to be more stringent about 15 years ago......[more]

Prison Conditions & Corruption

Prison Life & Culture

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • Inmate Escapes From Michigan City Prison
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities in Michigan City, Indiana, said an inmate escaped from the Indiana State Prison Wednesday morning....[more]

  • Police release ID of 1 Saginaw shooting victim
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of one of two people who died in a shooting at a Saginaw home used as transitional housing for parolees....[more]

Suicides in Prison

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