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Officials say they're not sure what's causing an itchy rash affecting more than 100 inmates at Michigan's only prison for women.

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Fifteen Michigan inmates have received associate's degrees from Calvin College.

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A new policy at the Michigan Department of Corrections is allowing more transgender inmates to receive transition-related treatments.

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Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids is hiring former inmates as a part of the Michigan initiative called "30-2-2," where 30 companies pledge to hire two former inmates and track their progress for two years.

Michigan leaders are having an ongoing discussion about prison reform in the state.  Among other things, they’re trying to cut soaring spending on state prisons, which currently runs at about $2 billion yearly.