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A Republican Senator is sparring with the Michigan Department of Corrections over privatizing prison services.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the department is already trying to end one type of privatization – and they don’t want a new one.


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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.


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The Michigan Department of Corrections defended its plans to change how it feeds prisoners Wednesday. Department officials testified in front of a Senate committee.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the state wants to end its use of private vendors for food services.


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


$50M Lawsuit Filed Following Death Of Michigan Inmate

Oct 4, 2017
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A $50 million lawsuit has been filed following the death of a Michigan prison inmate who collapsed after complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing. 

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A battle is heating up in Lansing over the state’s corrections budget. 

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Oakland County Probation Agent Candice Dunn, who was selected as the Michigan Department of Corrections’ 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year, was killed Tuesday night in a traffic crash in Livingston County.