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Police are investigating the death of an inmate in the Isabella county jail

Isabella county police say when the 30 year old man was discovered in his cell he was not breathing.

Corrections staff say they administered CPR and contacted 911.

The inmate had been arrested for possession of Heroin and Opiates.

Police say the investigation into the death is continuing.

FCC votes to cap prison and jail phone call rates

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PAUL J. RICHARDS AFP/Getty Images

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

Northern Michigan jail is upgrading its health care program

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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

MI Supreme Court report guides judges on indigent defendants

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A report ordered by the state Supreme Court gives judges guidance on some alternatives to incarcerating defendants who can’t afford to pay fines or fees. Jailing someone who can’t afford to pay has been deemed unconstitutional. Continue reading