Michigan Prisons Searching For More Guards

Jun 21, 2018
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Michigan’s prisons are in crisis: The state cannot find enough corrections officers to staff them. Older officers are retiring, others are quitting, and there are hundreds of officer positions waiting to be filled.


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s top prosecutor is on board with proposed changes to how the state parole board determines if an inmate can be released from prison. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Inmates at a mid-Michigan prison are on lockdown after gang related fighting. Multiple fights broke out over the course of several days. 

Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners. That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has adopted bills that would allow prisoners in advanced stages of illness including cancer and dementia to be paroled for medical reasons.