The Michigan Department of Corrections says it will be able to keep its tether program up and running through 2020. The program tracks an estimated four-thousand people on probation, parole, and supervised release.
The Michigan Department of Corrections is reviewing how its mail policy is applied after inmates at a state prison were prevented from reading five news articles published by the Lansing State Journal.
State government in Michigan is stepping up efforts to boost environmental sustainability by using energy saving efforts at prisons, converting state parks and fish hatcheries to renewable energy, and taking other steps.
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.
A technology upgrade that’s supposed to be good for consumers threatens to shut down the state’s system for keeping track of felons on parole or probation. Rick Pluta reports.
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.
Cheyna Roth reports on concerns about funding from Michigan Dept. of Corrections.
A jury has awarded a former Michigan prison warden $438,000 after finding supervisors retaliated against him for defending a female subordinate who complained about sexual discrimination and harassment.