A new commission will be tasked with finding ways to cut Michigan’s prison spending without compromising public safety. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Monday creating the panel.
Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Continue reading
Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session. Continue reading
Michigan was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to examine ways to improve the juvenile justice system.
Governor Rick Snyder is standing by the state’s contract with a private prison food vendor. That’s despite a report this week that an Aramark employee has been charged with smuggling heroin and other drugs into the state prison in Saint Louis. That’s on top of earlier instances of inappropriate contact between Aramark employees and inmates and food shortages in some prisons.
The audit shows the Michigan Department of Corrections failed to identify prisoners who qualify for federal assistance to take classes. And it says the department didn’t assess the programs to make sure they’re effective.
Inmates in the Saginaw County jail will no longer be sporting familiar orange jumpsuits. Continue reading
The company that has been supplying Michigan’s Prisons with food for six months has been warned that if it doesn’t solve its problems its contract could be terminated.
The Michigan Department of Corrections has fined the company that handles food operations in state prisons.
A statewide website has received a makeover. The new Sex Offender Registry has debuted in Michigan. Continue reading