Chris Gautz

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A technology upgrade that’s supposed to help consumers threatens to shut down the system for keeping track of felons and sex offenders who’ve been released from prison. Electronic tethers that keep track of offenders could go dark at the end of the year. 


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A spending plan for the Michigan Department of Corrections passed out of a state House committee. It would redirect millions of dollars that previous budgets had allocated for certain projects – like prison maintenance – to other priorities.


Sheldry Topp
Michigan Dept. of Corrections

A judge has cleared the way for the release of a 74-year-old man who is the oldest and longest-serving Michigan prisoner with a life sentence for murder as a teen.

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More than 700 new corrections officers – that’s how many new hires the Michigan Department of Corrections hopes to make in 2019.