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A man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the Michigan appeals court said.

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A township in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison.

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A new law will codify clearer guidelines that the Michigan Parole Board has been following when it considers whether to release prisoners considered to be low risks to re-offend.

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A judge has rejected a prison sentence for a Detroit-area man who collected roughly $253,000 over 17 years after failing to report his father's death to the Social Security Administration.

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The state of Michigan has agreed to pay about $750,000 and make other changes to settle a lawsuit on behalf of female guards who say their rights have been violated by mandatory overtime and other restrictions at the state’s only prison for women.

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Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has ended up at a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

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An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners. That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.


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The state House has adopted bills that would allow prisoners in advanced stages of illness including cancer and dementia to be paroled for medical reasons. Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


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Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to publicly accuse for Michigan State gymnastics and USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Today she spoke with Current Sports host Al Martin.  


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


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Authorities say two health care workers at a prison in southern Michigan are suspended amid a state police investigation into the death of an inmate.

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Several Michigan prosecutors want to keep most or all their juvenile-lifer inmates behind bars despite Supreme Court rulings that say the punishment should be banned except for those rare offenders who are beyond rehabilitation.

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State auditors have found problems at women’s prisons, saying required searches of inmates, staff and cells weren’t conducted.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that pay cuts for Michigan Department of Corrections workers five years ago were properly handled.

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The Michigan Senate has approved 15-year prison terms for parents and doctors involved in the genital mutilation of children, in response to a Detroit-area doctor recently indicted in such a case.

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