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A federal proposal to cap prison and jail phone call rates could receive final approval next month.
Currently, Michigan inmates pay an average of 20 cents per minute for phone calls. Under the proposal, that would be nearly cut in half, to 11 cents per minute. Continue reading
The Osceola County Jail has launched a new health care system provided by Advanced Correctional Healthcare.
Under the program, a nurse is at the jail 40-hours a week and a doctor will be available one day a week. Continue reading
A Twelve-point-five million dollar jail construction project in Wexford County may be put on hold. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder’s budget-cutting order looks mostly to reductions in State Police, corrections, and health care spending as a first step toward retiring a deficit.
Problems continue to mount for Aramark Correctional Services as it reaches the one year mark in it’s contract to handle food services at Michigan prisons.
Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Continue reading
Union officials are reacting to the latest allegations against people who provide food to Michigan prisons.
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.