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A federal lawsuit claims state prison guards joked and made a bet on whether an inmate would try to kill herself before she took her own life.

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Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids is hiring former inmates as a part of the Michigan initiative called "30-2-2," where 30 companies pledge to hire two former inmates and track their progress for two years.

Michigan leaders are having an ongoing discussion about prison reform in the state.  Among other things, they’re trying to cut soaring spending on state prisons, which currently runs at about $2 billion yearly.  

New MI corrections chief weighs in on reform proposals

Jul 17, 2015
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Courtesy Michigan Department of Corrections

Prison reform is one of Michigan’s hottest ongoing topics. As the discussion continues, an East Lansing resident takes the helm of the Department of Corrections. Current State speaks with Heidi Washington.


Unions that represent prison food service workers are blasting state officials for moving to privatize those services.

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The state Department of Corrections says it’s improving how it supervises parolees and how it handles parole violators.